Nagaland: NSF suspends stir

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Kohima, Nov 29: The Naga Students' Federation (NSF), the apex students' body, has suspended its agitation against the state government's decision on superannuation, following the assurance of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio to litigate the superannuation in the next Assembly session.

NSF President Imchatoba Imchen told newsmen here last night that they had a meeting yesterday afternoon with the chief minister in presence of representatives of Naga Hoho and Angami Public Organization (APO), where Rio gave a written assurance that the government will introduce a Bill in the next Assembly Session of Nagaland to make a legal provision for fixing the length of service for the state government employees.

The state government will also pursue with sincerity, the Civil Review Petition filed on November 27 last in the Kohima Bench of Gauhati High Court, praying for review of it's earlier judgement whereby, they had restrained the state government from fixing maximum length of service for it's employees, Rio said in his letter to Imchatoba.

Imchatoba said following the assurance, the NSF decided to suspend their ongoing agitation on superannuation till the litigation passed in the Nagaland Legislative Assembly. Accordingly, the proposed 12-hour state-wide bandh on December 1 next has been deferred, he announced.


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