office broken into, ransacked
July 22: The Naga Students' Federation (NSF) has
strongly condemned the act of breaking into the NSF
office and ransacking the president, general secretary,
speaker' room and conference hall and even the ANCSU
office, saying it is an insult to entire Naga students'
office is an old building, built during British time, so
people can easily break open the office from any side,
but the question is what will they get from a our
office? There are record files and some old furniture,
which of course are important for us, besides that there
is nothing in our office. We really wonder what they
were looking for in students' office," said NSF
president Tongpang Ozukum in a condemnation.
that nothing was stolen, the NSF said it cannot tolerate
such senseless acts, such irrational behavior.
are also trying on our part to ascertain the entire
situation. However we will also lodge a complaint to the
police to investigate the incident and book the
culprits," it added.
hopes NDA Govt. will solve Naga issue
July 22: Informing the Sssembly about the Government’s
decision to constitute the State Investment Board in
order to attract investors to the State, Chief Minister
TR Zeliang said the SIB would act as the State Nodal
Agency and single window facilitation for attracting
private investments in the State.
he reminded that without peace in the State, economic
progress would always remain an uphill task.
proposed State Investment Board will also find it very
difficult to attract investors to the State unless we
create a peaceful and congenial political climate, free
from extortions and illegal tax demands etc”, he
reiterated that DAN-III Government continues to give the
highest priority to peaceful resolution of the more than
6-decade-old Naga political issue. He stated that the
DAN III Government continues to stand committed to play
the role of facilitator in the peace process to pave the
way for any alternative arrangement of the Naga
also informed about the request by the Political Affairs
Committee of DAN-III to the Speaker NLA for
re-constituting the Joint Legislators Forum on Naga
political issue to enable the Members of the House to
collectively play a more meaningful role in facilitating
the peace process, irrespective of political
expressed appreciation of the constructive roles played
by the various Naga tribal bodies, the churches, the
NGOs and civil societies in maintaining a peaceful
atmosphere in the state.
expressed optimism that the BJP-led NDA Government,
under the leadership of Narendra Modi, would display the
required political will and courage to finally resolve
the long-pending Naga political issue thereby fulfilling
the long felt desire of the Naga people for peace in the
a starred question, Chief Minister TR Zeliang replied
that an amount of Rs. 604.02 crore has been kept under
civil deposit during 2013-14.
said these amount are being released to the Departments,
as and when proposal are submitted accompanied by
certification of progress of work, along with
photographs and other supporting documents such as
checklist and original copies of the Treasury Challan.
added that releases are normally made in proportion to
the progress of work.
on public payment
a starred question asked by Leader of the CLP, Tokheho
Yepthomi on deduction made on public payment, the Chief
Minister replied that there are standing orders for
realization of departmental charges, works contract tax
(VAT) less for the welfare of construction workers
deduction for payment of work charge salary and forest
royalty. In his reply he also mentioned issues on
recoveries, deduction and percentage.
departmental charge 13%, works contract tax 4.75% or
13.25%, workers welfare less 1%, work charge salary 5%.
who also holds the Finance portfolio informed that the
Government of India could not hold the Plan discussion
with States till date hence the State’s Plan size is
yet to be finalized for the current year 2014-15.
that it was undesirable to pass another vote-on-account,
he said that the matter was referred to the Planning
Commission, who as a result, has informed to proceed
with a tentative outlay of the State Plan for 2014-15
based on the Revised Scheme of Financing 2013-14 till
the finalization of Annual Plan.
outlay on the basis of last year’s plan outlay is as
Social Service Sector
- Rs. 445.09 crore
Agri & Allied Sector
- Rs. 154.79 crore
- Rs. 57.72 crore
Irrigational & Flood Control
- Rs. 201.50 crore
- Rs. 64.61 crore
Industries & Minerals
- Rs. 40.70 crore (under State Plan)
- Rs. 137.99 crore
Science & Technology
- Rs. 10.67 crore
General & Economic Services
- Rs.639.81 crore
General Services Sector
- Rs. 25.33 crore
Chief Minister said that in the Tourism sector, the
Department is presently in the process of developing key
infrastructure to make Nagaland an attractive tourist
destination. He said that the Department will also focus
on promoting eco- tourism, rural tourism and tourist
destinations, and further take up activities to import
knowledge and awareness programmes on tourism during
CM said that our sportspersons are continuing to perform
well and secure medals at the International and national
levels. He said that under the Sports & Youth
Resource Department, a cultural team from Nagaland will
be performing at the “Royal Edinburgh Military
Tattoo” 2014 in Edinburgh Scotland (UK), under the
Folk Residency during 2014.
CM mentioned that the Department of Information &
Public Relations has recently published the much
acclaimed coffee table book titled ‘Nagaland - 50
Years on’ in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of
Nagaland Statehood on December 1, 2013. He added that
video documentaries highlighting the development and
growth of the State during the last 50 years were also
produced and are being telecast through Doardarshan
Kendra Kohima, local networks in districts
headquarters’ and the Department’s mobile audio
Secretary for School Education Yitachu replied to the
leader of the Congress Legislature Party Tokheho MLA
that mid-day meal is not being served to student on
regular basis in both primary and upper primary schools
due to meager amount of Rs. 3.34 per child per school
day for primary stage and Rs. 5.00 per child per day for
upper primary stage provided by Government of India as
per MDM norms.
a query raised by Tokheho on whether State Government is
in a position to give its share regularly, Yitachu
replied that the State share has to be provided to let
the scheme get going.
Parliamentary Secretary also replied that the State
share for 2013-14 will depend on the fund received from
MHR. Tokheho also suggested to the Parliamentary
Secretary that the Government should give priority and
due share on time so that the students do not suffer.
Apok Jamir asked about the transferring out of 8
teachers from GHSS Mayangnokcha Mokokchung where
vacancies have not been filled till date to which
Yitachu said that Department of School Education is in a
transitional stage with up-gradation of more schools
adding that a rationalization policy would be formulated
at the earliest. He further said that rationalization of
teachers in every school and the exercise taken by the
Department would directly fill the shortfall of
of revenue for Dimapur
MLA, K Khekaho Assumi asked the Department of Taxes on
the target of Revenue in the Taxes Department in the
year 2013 for Dimapur district, whether the Department
achieved the targeted revenue income and the amount of
target set for 2014 for Dimapur district.
reply to his question, Parliamentary Secretary for
Taxes, Tovihoto Ayemi said that the target of revenue
has been achieved for the Taxes Department in the year
2013-14 for Dimapur district, which was Rs. 15346.28
lakhs as per the revised budget estimated and the target
set for the year 2014-15 for Dimapur district is Rs.
of High Court building
a starred question asked by Tokheho Yepthomi MLA on the
total cost of High Court Building construction at Kohima,
Parliamentary Secretary for Justice & Law, N Jacob
Zhimomi said that the total amount of the High Court
building is Rs. 3687.71 lakhs. He further informed that
the tender was floated by the Chief Engineer PWD (H)
Nagaland and the work has been progressed up to plinth
level with erection of columns.
Zhimomi also mentioned that the works were executed by
the Executive Engineer PWD (R&B) Construction
Division Chiephobozou. He also said an amount of Rs.
6,57,80,000 was spent on construction of approach road
for National Highway 61 and the approach road for NH 61
to High Court office is just 2.0 kilometer.
replying to leader of CLP Tokheho, Minister for National
Highway Nuklutoshi said that the total sanctioned amount
from Government of India for both improvement and
periodical repair of National Highway NH 61 (New 2) and
NH 155 (New 202) in Nagaland during 2013-14 was Rs.
Minister said that the periodical repair money is used
through tendering process. Replying to a supplementary
question raised by Tokheho, the Minister informed that
although he had requested the Ministry through its
Regional Office, Guwahati, to use the PRM
departmentally, the Ministry replied in the negative
stating that Rs. 5 lakh above should go through
tendering process. However, the Minister said that he
would convince the Ministry to highlight on the issue.
Leader Tokheho suggested for use of PRM departmentally
to maintain potholes and side drains instead of giving
the leader of the House TR Zeliang and CLP Leader
Tokheho made obituary references to the passing away of
2 leaders - late Scato Swu, former Rajya Sabha Member
and late Gopinath Pandurang Munde, sitting Union
Minister of Rural Development.
of business proceedings of Nagaland Legislative Assembly
today included assent to bills. Secretary NLA reported
the assent of the Governor of Nagaland to the following
The Nagaland Farmers’ Participation in Management of
Irrigation Systems Bills.
The Nagaland State Council of Higher Education Bill,
The Nagaland Medical Council Bill, 2014.
The Nagaland State Paramedical Council Bill, 2014.
The Nagaland Board of School of Education Amendment
The Nagaland Appropriation (No.1) Bill, 2014.
The Nagaland Appropriation (No.2) Bill, 2014.
business included laying of Reports /Papers/Rules.
Chief Minister laid on the table a copy of:
Annual Report 2007 -2008 of the Nagaland State Mineral
Development Corporation Limited.
Annual Report 2008-2009 of the Nagaland State Mineral
Development Corporation Limited.
of Annual Administrative reports for Urban Development
and Art & Culture, Printing Stationery were laid by
Parliamentary Secretary Urban Development Zhaleo Rio and
Parliamentary Secretary Art & Culture, Printing
Stationery Er. Kropal Vitsu respectively.
deplores but hopes
July 22: The Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) today said
that the attempt of Government of India to make Hindi
language acceptable by all should be more meticulous
than haphazard. It said the GoI can have a comprehensive
and more intensive scheme to introduce Hindi language in
the field of education as the existing system is found
wanting in many counts.
NTC said the first attempt of the GoI's imposition was
to use Hindi in social media, which received sharp
reaction particularly from Tamil Nadu. Accordingly, the
Government backtracked and said it was meant for only
those Hindi speaking states and not for all uniformly.
Council pointed that the latest attempt is the order for
schools affiliated to CBSE to observe "Sanskrit
Week" between August 7 and 13. Stating that the
intention is to popularize Hindi language in schools,
the NTC said this attempt is nothing less than
imposition of Hindi on every student under CBSE.
a statement issued by its media cell, the NTC said it
neither detests nor has it failed to understand the
importance of the language of the majority in the
that it knows the advantage of learning Hindi and
disadvantage of not learning Hindi in India, the NTC
said such actions would tantamount to undermine the
minorities and non-Hindi speaking sections, which in
turn would injure the principle of unity in diversity.
further said India remains a great democratic nation not
only because of Hindi speaking populace but because of
giving due recognition to ethnic minorities of those
non-Hindi speaking groups since during the last 67 years
moment the minorities are discriminated, the strength of
India as a nation will be weakened, it added.
NTC expressed hoped that the concerned Ministry does not
revive the philosophy of yesteryears' untouchability
taking undue advantage of the massive mandate received
from the people.
NTC hoped that the Ministry would instill sense of
security to all minorities in the country by accepting
each other as inalienable part of the great Republic of
settles July 12 incident with AR
July 22: The Angami Youth Organization (AYO) has
informed that it has amicably settled the 12th July
incident at Officer's Hill Colony, where the 19th Assam
Rifles had raided the residence of Ketusielie Kuotsu.
misgivings and counter reaction that arose out of the
incident against Mr. Ketusielie Kuotsu and the Assam
Rifles had been deliberated thoroughly and concluded in
good spirit," it said in a release issued by
president Medo Yhokha and general secretary Rokoketou
AYO said Ketusielie Kuotsu is proved to be an innocent,
an upright and a responsible Government employee and a
citizen of Kohima.
AYO also lauded the good gesture and social services
rendered by the Assam Rifles towards the society and
being a domain force in providing security to the