10 DAYS TIME FRAME GIVEN TO NAGALAND GOVT TO COMPLY WITH NSF’S CHARTER OF DEMAND
By Imna Longchar, TFM Nagaland Correspondent
The apex body of the student’s community in Nagaland, the Naga Student’s Federation (NSF) on November 16 had served an ultimatum to the Nagaland government through the chief secretary on the issue of the recently held NSSB examinations.
In a letter addressed to Nagaland’s chief secretary, the NSF president, Kegwayhun Tep, stated that while it was elated to note that the preliminary examination for the combined staff recruitment examination 2022 has been successfully conducted by the Nagaland Staff Selection Board (NSSB), thus realizing the long cherished “dream” of the thousands aspirants in the state to equal job opportunity and meritocracy in the process of selection to the “Group-C posts”.
While placing on record that the Nagaland Staff Selection Board (NSSB) has been the culmination of the collective efforts of youths and student’s community, ushered by “strong political will” of the “popular government of the day”, nonetheless, inorder to ensure fairness and transparency in the examination process, the NSF has placed three charter of demand to Nagaland government for its immediate action (s).
The three charter of demands included that the 12.5 percent marks allotted in the Viva-Voce as advertised in local dailies published on August 4 this year be reduced to five (5) percent in all the categories, CCTV cameras be installed in the interview room to effectively monitor the interview process and for necessary perusal. The charter of demand also mentioned that representative (s) from the NSF be invited during the interview process as “observer”. In furtherance, the NSF expressed optimism that the Nagaland government would comply with the mentioned charter of demands as placed forth and enforce the same within 10 days.
Meanwhile, talking to this correspondent on the issue, NSF president, Kegwayhun Tep, said that as per the NSSB modalities, four categories with allocated markings in the prelims differs with some carrying 400 while in other category, it carried 600 markings accordingly designed as “A,B, C and D”. He shared that as per the advertisement widely published in the local dailies on the NSSB recruitments, Tep felt that if the 12.5 percentage in the prelims be calculated in the different categories of the posts, the maximum marks (score) was coming out more than 65 percent which means that there is “high chances” manipulation. “If the allocation of the marks in viva-voce is that high it is possibility that there is chances of manipulation” further added.