Students demand review of job reservation policy in Nagaland

Last Updated: Friday, February 11, 2011 - 12:32

Kohima: An apex Naga students body has
reiterated its demand for total review of the existing government policy on job reservation for the backward tribes of the state since 2007.

Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) reminded the government
about its earlier memorandum submitted to chief minister
Neiphiu Rio on November 18, 2010 with regard to the present
job reservation policy.

The NSF president Mutsikhoyo Yhobu and its general
secretary Wati Jamir, in a joint statement, today said that
though various commissions and committees on job reservation
were constituted by the state government to address the issue,
the reports of such panels were "yet to be accountable to the
public."
The students? body asserted that with the change of time
and progress of the people, the existing policy needed to be
reviewed and the issue be addressed without further ambiguity.

They pointed out that pending resolution of such an
important issue not only attracted litigations from some
sections of the people who felt discriminated but also the
entire process of recruitment in the government set-up was put
on hold.
Stating that due to indifferent attitude of the state
government the career of the educated unemployed youth could
no longer be put at stake, especially for those youths who are
on the verge of overage, the NSF urged the government to
review the existing reservation policy without further delay.

PTI



First Published: Friday, February 11, 2011 - 12:32

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