Tuensang, July 31 (MExN): The Eastern Naga Students’ Federation (ENSF) today called for the continuation of existing relaxation policy for Graduate Teachers (GT) for Maths, Science & Hindi till its demand for establishment of B.Ed (Bachelor of Education) institutions in Eastern areas “materialise .”
In a press release, the federation noted that it is “well conversant” of the impediment faced by the aspirant students of Eastern areas due lack of B.Ed College and has been relentlessly putting forward a series of representation for allotment of such colleges.
“However, the federation is agonized to express that the persistent implore and reminders made to the government has yielded no positive response till date,” stated the ENSF in the press release issued by its President, Chingmak Chang and Assistant General Secretary, Kaibo Konyak.
“In the event of failing to comply with the genuine demand, the Federation will be constrained to take its own course of action in the larger interest of the people,” it added.
Meanwhile, the ENSF pointed out that it had petitioned the Chief Secretary, Government of Nagaland to implement the Relaxation Policy issued via notification Dated January 9, 2009 in connection with the recent advertisement on March 16, 2022 for GT (Maths, Science & Hindi) .
The relaxation policy which came into force on January 9, 2009 stated that “the shortlisted candidates belonging to the six (6) tribes shall be given 5 years to obtain professional qualification instead of 2 years as mentioned in the relaxation order.” A subsequent letter dated no. DSE/GEN- June 19, 2019, retired the same, it said.
A representation was also served to the Department of School Education (DoSE) on June 7 and owing to tepid response, a reminder letter was served on July 1, for implementation of the relaxation policy in recent recruitment.
However, the genuine demand put forth by the federation was blatantly turned down by the department it added.
Despite having a clear government notification for the same and which is still in force, the department had utterly failed to maintain the same in letter and spirit as witnessed in the recently held recruitment, it added.
Accordingly, implying that the relaxation policy was implemented considering the lack of human resource development, sound socio and economic condition, and due to non-availability of professional institutions in eastern jurisdiction, the ENSF put forward its demand.