DIMAPUR, Sept 3 - Urging the Nagaland Government to take cognisance of the seven-point public resolution passed in its August 25 rally in Dimapur with immediate effect, ACAUT Nagaland has warned of a full-blown Statewide agitation in case the State Government refuses to do so.
In a representation to Nagaland Chief Secretary, the ACAUT urged the Government of Nagaland to implement the four demands, of the seven, addressed to the State Government, particularly the demand to institute Nagaland Lokayukta and termination of all backdoor appointees made in total violation of the June 6, 2016 government notification and High Court order dated August 8, 2016, before September is out.
On the issues of Nagaland Lokayukta, the anti-graft group reminded the Chief Secretary that it has been consistently raising this issue since 2014, and yet, even after tabling the Nagaland Lokayukta Bill 2015, first in the Monsoon Session 2015, the State Government has not passed the Bill even after two years of tabling the bill. It said it is a serious breach of people�s trust for clean and good governance.
As per the demands of ACAUT rally, if the Nagaland Government decides to convene a special session of the Nagaland Assembly and pass the Nagaland Lokayukta Bill, the ACAUT would appreciate it but it would not accept any �watered down draft� apart from those points submitted by it to both the Standing Committee on Lokayukta on August 17, 2016 and Chief Minister TR Zeliang in 2014 and 2015, it said.
On the backdoor appointment issue, the ACAUT said the Government should not �drink its own vomit� at the cost of the younger generation.
It stated on June 6, 2016, the Government had notified banning backdoor appointments across all the grades which was subsequently upheld by the High Court, Kohima Bench, on August 8, 2016. But, it alleged that hundreds of backdoor appointments have been made by the Government of Nagaland, thereby violating its own notification as well as risking contempt of court.