The NPSC office in Kohima

Kohima: The Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC) has designated three RTI officers as Appellate Authority, Public Information Officer and Assistant Public Information Officer in the commission with immediate effect.

An official statement from the DIPR on Tuesday evening said that this was notified by the commission. The appointed officers are: Appellate Authority (AA) Kevekha Kevin Zehol, secretary to NPSC, Public Information Officer (PIO) Kelhouseto Nakhro, deputy secretary, and assistant public information officer (APIO) C Yimtsu Lotha, under secretary.

The commission had been in the news during the recently-concluded state Assembly, where the Nagaland Opposition had questioned the neutral and impartial role of the NPSC after a former student leader pointed out the “manipulation” of the NPSC exam by deputy chief minister Y Patton, over a speech during a local gathering. Following a complaint lodged by the student leader in the Nagaland Lokayukta which also highlighted Patton’s “offer” to candidates who clears the written exam in NPSC, a preliminary probe was ordered by the Lokayukta.

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