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NSF asks Lokayukta to complete probe into Nagaland scholarship scam

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DIMAPUR, June 6 - Naga Students Federation (NSF) on Thursday demanded that the Nagaland Lokayukta complete the investigation into the alleged misappropriation of technical scholarship funds of Rs 1.32 crore in the Directorate of Technical Education of the State within two weeks and immediately suspend the chargesheeted officials.

The Federation, in a release, said it would follow the progress of the investigation and expected its report and chargesheet within the stipulated time.

The All Nagaland College Students Union (ANCSU) began a hunger strike in front of Nagaland Secretariat in Kohima from Tuesday over the issue, among its other demands, but withdrew it on Wednesday following verbal assurance by the State Government to solve them.

The NSF said it held an emergency meeting in Kohima to discuss the five issues raised by the ANCSU and decided to press the government to resolve them. It made it clear to the government that verbal commitment without action will not be accepted.

On the ANCSU�s demand for setting up of a nodal cell to implement all kinds of scholarships, the NSF said the cell should be constituted and it should function as a separate entity of the Higher and Technical Education department.

The NSF also demanded that all land encroachment issues in the district colleges and polytechnic institutions must be immediately recommended for proper land survey and land belonging to the institutions must be immediately settled.

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NSF asks Lokayukta to complete probe into Nagaland scholarship scam

DIMAPUR, June 6 - Naga Students Federation (NSF) on Thursday demanded that the Nagaland Lokayukta complete the investigation into the alleged misappropriation of technical scholarship funds of Rs 1.32 crore in the Directorate of Technical Education of the State within two weeks and immediately suspend the chargesheeted officials.

The Federation, in a release, said it would follow the progress of the investigation and expected its report and chargesheet within the stipulated time.

The All Nagaland College Students Union (ANCSU) began a hunger strike in front of Nagaland Secretariat in Kohima from Tuesday over the issue, among its other demands, but withdrew it on Wednesday following verbal assurance by the State Government to solve them.

The NSF said it held an emergency meeting in Kohima to discuss the five issues raised by the ANCSU and decided to press the government to resolve them. It made it clear to the government that verbal commitment without action will not be accepted.

On the ANCSU�s demand for setting up of a nodal cell to implement all kinds of scholarships, the NSF said the cell should be constituted and it should function as a separate entity of the Higher and Technical Education department.

The NSF also demanded that all land encroachment issues in the district colleges and polytechnic institutions must be immediately recommended for proper land survey and land belonging to the institutions must be immediately settled.