File photo of Medo Yhokha celebrating his win

Kohima: Newly-elected member of the Nagaland legislative Assembly Medo Yhokha has assumed charge as the adviser to the chief minister of the state. The appointment was made by the CM Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday and came to force with immediate effect.

The state government informed that the arrangement will help utilise the “vast and practical experience” of the MLA for the benefit of the public at large.

“The Adviser will render advise on matters that are referred to them by the concerned Department for their views/suggestions before the issue is put up to the concerned Minister in charge for the decision,” the government informed.

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The Adviser will, however, not be eligible for any pay, salary, emoluments, remuneration or any perks and advantages of any kind from the Government of Nagaland other than what is normally admissible as members of Nagaland Legislative Assembly through the Assembly Secretariat.

The first-timer was elected to the 14 Southern Angami-I Assembly Constituency (AC), during the recently concluded by-polls. Yhokha who was the consensus candidate of the People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA), won by a margin of 598 seats.

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