Significant progress in Naga talks: Pillai

Last Updated: Friday, June 4, 2010 - 20:14

Shillong: There has been "significant
progress" in the peace talks held between the Centre and the
NSCN (IM) in Nagaland and the outfit has been invited for the
next round of parleys in Delhi, Union Home Secretary G K
Pillai said here.

"The talks have progressed well. The other day
interlocutor R S Pandey and Mr Muivah met in Kohima.
Thereafter they have issued a press statement. I do not need
to say more, because they are the ones who are directly
involved," Pillai said here.

"I think significant progress has been made in this round
of talks," he said, adding, "Mr Muivah has been requested to
come forward for further talks".

The Centre and the NSCN(IM) had on June 1 held peace
talks for the first time in Nagaland where the contentious
issue of integration of Naga-inhabited areas, as demanded by
the outfit, came up.

A 12-member NSCN (IM) team led by its general secretary T
Muivah who participated in the nearly three-hour long talks
acknowledged the difficulties of the Centre in certain areas
on the Naga issue.

’Training mandatory for promotion of police officers’

The government is making training
mandatory for promotion of all police officers, Union Home
Secretary G K Pillai today said.

"We are giving highest stress on making sure that all
officers undergo periodic training and at regular interval,"
he said after reviewing the performance of the North Eastern
Police Academy (NEPA) here.

Underlining regular training as an important component for
officers, Pillai said there was a proposal to request state
governments to send participants - officers in the ranks of
deputy superintendents of police and sub-inspectors ? as the
participation in the courses being offered there was low.

Pillai said the meeting was to review the performance of
NEPA and consider the proposals recommended by the governing
council of the institute for the upgradation of NEPA.

He said a number of proposals were discussed, including
construction of an auditorium, swimming pool and a clinic for
doctors. The courses offered by the academy were also
reviewed.

Set up in 1978 by the Centre, the premier police training
institute has been catering to the police training needs of
the North Eastern states.

PTI



First Published: Friday, June 4, 2010 - 20:14

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