Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Rio inaugurates Nagaland Commissions’ complex at Kohima

Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio inaugurated the Nagaland Commissions’ complex at Kohima on Tuesday.
Speaking on the occasion, Rio expressed satisfaction at the quality of building construction and assured that the State government would provide necessary resources for completion of the complex. He hoped that the entire complex would be completed within a year. He also called upon the gathering to maintain a clean and hygienic environment.
Rio said the objective of the Nagaland Information Commission was to promote transparency and accountability, and contain corruption.
The chief minister lamented that the Naga society was educated but not mature enough and refined. He said there were many apprehensions and doubts among the public for which he asked the commission to sincerely carry out its assigned duties.
In his opening remarks, chief information commissioner I Meyionen Jamir remarked that although the complex was not complete, it was inaugurated due to the urgent need for office space by the commissions. He said the complex was initially meant for the Nagaland Information Commission, but subsequently the State government decided to house other commissions under one roof. He disclosed that the complex would be occupied in a phased manner upon completion.
Highlighting the various functions of the Nagaland Information Commission, Jamir said the commission had one chief information commissioner, two State information commissioners and one secretary.
He informed the gathering that since its inception in March 2006 till 2022-23, the commission had received 304 appeals and 11 complaints. In 2022-23, it had received 47 cases and disposed of 43 cases. He claimed that the commission had disposed of all pending cases and was presently dealing with current cases only.
Presenting the technical report, NPWD (Housing) chief engineer I Tiameren said work on the complex had started in December 2013 and the project site covered an area of 1.61 acres with a total plan area of 4,996.09 square metres. He mentioned that the overall physical progress of the complex was 65%.
State chaplain Rev TW Yamyap Konyak offered the dedicatory prayer.
Chaired by State information commissioner Nosazol Charles, the programme was attended by director general of police (DGP) Rupin Sharma, home commissioner Abhijit Sinha, chairpersons of other commissions and senior government officials.
Located below NBCC Convention Centre at Kohima, the Nagaland Commissions’ Complex would house the Disability Commission, Child Rights Protection Commission, Electricity Regulatory Commission, Nagaland Information Commission, Women Commission, Human Rights Commission, Backward Tribes Commission and Election Commission. This was stated in a DIPR release.



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