The Computer Society of India (CSI)-Nihilent Nagaland on Tuesday declared Nagaland as a top performing state from among the northeastern states in Information Technology and e-Governance sector. “Nagaland is the only state in India where the state is acting as Service Centre Agency without engaging private companies for running Common Service Centres. It is also the first state in India in the e-District Mission Mode Project,” Commissioner & Secretary, Information Technology & Communication K.D. Vizo said.

The Computer Society of India is the first and largest body of computer professionals in India. The award given by the CSI — which has 72 chapters across India, 511 student branches, and about 100,000 members — is the highest award in the county by an NGO.

Vizo also said that Nagaland is now ranked No.1 in India in the e-District Mission Mode Project along with Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

Explaining the nature of the award, Vizo said the award is normally given under two categories namely State Category and Project Category. The award under the Project Category is normally given for innovations and under the State Category is given every year for the overall performance of a State in the field of IT and e-Governance.

“Nagaland was the first in India to take over State Portal and State Services Delivery Gateway (SP&SSDG) core infrastructure project, Nagaland was the only state in India where the State IT Department is running the State Data Centre without engaging private Data Centre Operator,” the IT&C department official said.

Vizo said Nagaland was also the first state in the northeastern region to implement Aadhar-based Biometric Attendance System in Nagaland Civil Secretariat.

Chief Minister Shurhozelie Lezietsu, who received the award at a function here, said that much progress has been made in a very short span of time and the department has brought laurels to the state while also attracting foreign companies.

“Nagaland becoming the best performing state from among the North Eastern States in the field of IT and e-Governance, is no doubt an important milestone,” he said.

Shurhozelie said young generation of the state will have no problem with the advancement of technology and expressed his hope to see Nagaland emerging as one of the best states in the field of Information & Technology.

Stating that Information Technology & Communication department has been achieving very significant milestones for the state, Chief Secretary Nagaland, Pankaj Kumar said: “Nagaland is not ranked too well in the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ in the country, however the State IT Department has created a portal for the Industries & Commerce Department and expects the state’s ranking to improve.

Out of seven states (Gujarat, Nagaland, Karnataka, Chandigarh, Kerala, Pondicherry Aand Uttarakhand) which have taken up the National Information Infrastructure (NII) pilot project, Nagaland is the first state in the country to commission the pilot project for National Information Infrastructure (NII) on January 6 last.

Source: The Financial Express

 

The All Nagaland Hindi Teachers Union (ANHTU) held its second phase agitation on March 10 by picketing the DEO and SDEOs across the districts in Nagaland State.

The 1379 Hindi teachers under Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) have been working without any salary for 9 months. It may be noted that their first phase agitation, which entailed the teachers wearing black badges, was held on March 8.

The Union had already served an ultimatum to the Department of School Education to release the salaries of the CSS Hindi Teachers by March 7.

“Several rounds of meetings were held this year as well as last year, but we have not received any positive response,” informed Kekhrieneilie Tsikhano, President, ANHTU Kohima Unit expressing that all the teachers are undergoing numerous problems because of non-payment of salaries.

“We are really suffering. We hope that the DEOs and SDEOs will convey our plight to the higher authorities,” said Tsikhano. The Kohima Unit picketed the SDEOs and DEOs in Tseminyu, Chiephobozou and Kohima. The third phase of agitation will be held on March 15 where the teachers will picket the Directorate of School Education at 9:00 am.

According to the Convenor CSS Hindi Teacher, Mhonthung Lotha, the teachers decided to hold the silent protest to show resentment against the department for failure to release the pending salary despite several appeals.

The Convenor also demanded that department should release the 9 months worth of salary along with arrear at the earliest and added that salary should be paid on monthly basis, while the teachers should be absorbed by the School Education Department since they will be completing five (5) years of continuous service by March 31, 2017.

Source: Morung Express

A Bihar-based businessman, travelling alone in a chartered jet, was apprehended on Tuesday at the airport here for allegedly carrying Rs. 3.5 crore in demonetised currency, however the seized currency went missing in just a matter of hours.

The flight from Hissar landed at Nagaland’s Dimapur airport at 10:07 am on Tuesday but two hours later at 12.15 pm the cash vanished, after the flight had taken off for Delhi.

Officials said sleuths of central security agencies and CISF questioned the man, identified as A Singh from Bihar's Munger district, soon after his jet landed here.

The case was later handed over to local Income Tax authorities.

"CISF sleuths acted on some prior inputs and intercepted the passenger as soon as he landed here. Initially, the amount detected was said to be Rs. 5.5 crore but later I-T authorities reported the final amount with him to be Rs. 3.5 crore. The taxman is investigating the source of the currency," officials said.

A special vigil has been deployed by security agencies and the airport guarding Central Industrial Security Force in the wake of the demonetisation of the two large currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 by the government.

As per media reports "someone big" in Delhi had allegedly sent the cash for a Naga businessman.

There has been heavy rush and long queues in banks and ATMs ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on November 8 that Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes would no longer be legal tender.

Source: Zee News

Nagaland Assembly on Tuesday condoled the death of over 140 people in the Indore-Patna train derailment incident near Pukhrayan in Kanpur Dehat district on November 20. Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang expressed grief and sorrow over the accident on the first day of the winter session of the House, which began on Tuesday.

“Pukhrayan train accident is one of the worst accidents, which killed more than 140 passengers and left over 100 injured,” he said while maintaining that the entire country is under shock and grief.

On behalf of the people of Nagaland, the Chief Minister announced Rs 10 lakh contribution towards the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.

Nagaland Assembly on Tuesday condoled the death of over 140 people in the Indore-Patna train derailment incident near Pukhrayan in Kanpur Dehat district on November 20. Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang expressed grief and sorrow over the accident on the first day of the winter session of the House, which began on Tuesday.

“Pukhrayan train accident is one of the worst accidents, which killed more than 140 passengers and left over 100 injured,” he said while maintaining that the entire country is under shock and grief.

On behalf of the people of Nagaland, the Chief Minister announced Rs 10 lakh contribution towards the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.

Source: The Indian Express

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