Monday, May 29, 2023

Student bodies highlight discrepancies; caution govt. employees

Eastern Sumi Students’ Union (ESSU) and Noksen Students’ Union (NSU) conducted separate tours and flagged various discrepancies in government institutions within its respective jurisdictions. United Sangtam Students’ Conference (USSC) has also raised irregularity of government servants within its jurisdiction.
ESSU: Eastern Sumi Students’ Union conducted its phase-II tour in all government aided schools, health sector and government established offices from May 1-5m informed a press release by ESSU president Isukha Sumi and general secretary, Tonika Aye.
During the tour, the union said it found that all government aided schools have been functioning as per the directives from the department of school education. It appreciated the dedication and service of all teachers posted under Government High School (GHS) Sitimi Town and GHS Phisami.
ESSU has also reminded absentee teachers posted under Government Middle School (GMS) Sikiur-B under SDEO Shamator district to perform their duty without further delay. In this regard, the union has requested the responsible department to look into the matter and take action against those irregular teachers.
ESSU claimed that except for Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) office and Community Health Centre (CHC) Seyochung Town, all other government establishment offices were not functioning properly.
Besides Health and Wellness Centre Sitimi Town Primary Health Centre (PHC), the union said other officers posted under Sitimi Town EAC Headquarters were not performing their duty as per government directives.
It said offices of Child Development Project Officer (CDPO), Block Development Officer (BDO) and Extra Commissioner Officer (EAC) Sitimi Town were not “functioning well”. ESSU said it was also shocked to learn that none of the Veterinary staffs in Sitimi Town were on duty.
Referring to its press statement dated April 22, 2023, ESSU reiterated its appeal to the department of Health and Family Welfare to deploy Medical Officers (MOs) at PHC Sitimi Town Health and Wellness Centre and CHC Seyochung Town
Further, ESSU has warned irregular government officers and all government employees under its jurisdiction to be stationed and execute their duties before the union takes its “own course of action”.
NSU: Noksen Students’ Union said the union on a surprise visit to schools within its jurisdiction on April 28 visited two Government Primary Schools (GPS), one Government Middle School (GMS) and Government High School (GHS).
In a press release, NSU president, S Hongkin said the union appreciated the dedication and sincerity of the school management and the teachers for the upliftment of the school “despite of the hardship and instability in all sector”.
Expressing its dissatisfaction on the poor infrastructure and development at GPS and GHS Noksen, NSU said the school building was in pathetic condition thus risking the lives of students. It also claimed that the team detected “numerous anomalies” after interacting with the teaching staff, SMC and students of the schools.
It pointed out that the schools have been functioning without Hindi subject teacher for the last ten years, causing immense hardship to the students. The union has also demanded full-fledged head master for GHS Noksen, and cautioned that it would not compromise until this matter was taken into serious consideration.
NSU said it would not tolerate transferring of teachers by the department without replacement against post within its jurisdiction.
Further, NSU has demanded immediate redressal to its earlier representation dated September 19, 2019 and memorandum submitted on March 13, 2020.
USSC: United Sangtam Students’ Conference said the union has learnt that most of the government servants posted under Sangtam jurisdiction were found to be irregular in their assigned duties.
In a press release, USSC vice president, Sethrongba Y Sangtam and general secretary, Lumpili Sangtam has directed all head of departments and government employees to remain settled at their respective places of posting and provide regular services to its citizens.
USSC has also directed all departments/officers to maintain separate attendance registers with immediate effect. The conference warned that failing to adhere to the directives would invite stringent action against erring employees as per the Nagaland Government Servants Conduct Rules, under “No Work No Pay” without further notice.

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