Storm brewing ahead of Nagaland Assembly Budget, debates over excess appointments in Home Dept expected

KOHIMA, March 20 2017: The budget session of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly scheduled to start from tomorrow (March 21) is set to witness heated debates over the alleged illegal and backdoor appointment of staffs in the Police and education department.

According to sources, questions on accountability and good governance will rock the assembly on Thursday during the Question hour as questions relating to the alleged excess appointments of staffs without floating advertisements in the Police and Education department is likely to be taken up.

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It may be mentioned that on March 17, a legislator from Bhandari, Wokha district Mmhonlumo Kikon took to Facebook to highlight the politics of brute force where he alleged that his intentions to raised starred and unstarred questions in floor of the house on accountability and governance in Nagaland has earned him veiled and indirect threats from certain individuals.

However, the legislator is unmoved by such threats and decided to highlight the plight of the people and the depth of corruption that is prevalent in the state.

According to official sources, the Nagaland Government had in June 2016 issued a direction stating that no appointment should be made without the availability of sanctioned posts. However, this order has been flouted when over 1500 people were appointed to various posts in the police and education department.

A glaring revelation of backdoor and illegal appointment, the source said that the Home Department was even questioned by the Chief Secretary for excess appointment.

Sources also informed that the condition of existing forces in the Police department is undergoing financial problems even as proper food items and the likes could not be provided to the battalion due to shortage of funds.

“The shortage of funds is because the money has been used up to pay the new recruits,” sources alleged adding that as is procedure, the recruits were not appointed through the Nagaland Public Service Commission.

 A storm is brewing in Nagaland Assembly and come Thursday, the facts, figures unanswered questions and accountability of the state government will be made known to all.

TNT News

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