NSF and ENSF officials along with Nagaland chief Secretary Temjen Toy and other state officials. File photo

Kohima: Following a consultative meeting held between the state government, Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) and Eastern Naga Students’ Union (ENSF) on Wednesday, the NSF appealed for the Nagaland staff selection board (NSSB) be approved in letter and spirit within the stipulated period of one month.

An update from the NSF said that the members present in the meeting deliberated on the modalities of Nagaland Staff Selection Board (NSSB) as presented by the state government and was “agreed upon that the modalities at hand will be subjected to necessary rectification if any”.

Nagaland chief secretary Temjen Toy chaired the meeting, held at the secretariat conference hall. Commissioner and Secretary P&AR and other state government officials were also present.

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It acknowledged the “sincerity and concern” of the state government towards the “welfare of the aspirant students’ community” saying that NSSB has been a “long cherished dream of the students’ community and the youths of our state which will bring about equal job opportunity and meritocracy in the process of selection”.

It therefor expressed confidence and further appealed the state government to approve NSSB in “letter and spirit within the stipulated period of one month as previously communicated”.

Earlier on June 15, NSF informed that the setting up of the NSSB has been “decided in principle” after the Student body met with the chief minister and council of ministers. According to them, the chief minister had assured that the NSSB will be approved in one month’s time.

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