Following assurance from the minister of Rural Development to clear all pending salaries in due course of time, the Nagaland State VDB Secretaries’ Association (NSVDBA) has urged the agitating DRDAs to call off the strike in the interest of 1243 villages and rural population of the state.
The RD minister, Metsubo Jamir, assured this to the association during a courtesy call at his official residence in Kohima on August 27, stated an update from the association president, Tohoshe Awomi, and the general secretary, Manthungo Kikon. The association had congratulated the minister on his new assignment and hoped that he would do good for the VDBs in Nagaland by virtue of position as a retired director of RD with vast experience in the affairs of the department.
The association apprised the minister that without the support of DRDAs, the 74 RD blocks have become non-functional and greatly impacted on the VDBs of Nagaland.अब खुद सीबीआई की कस्टडी में रहना चाहते हैं चिदंबरम, जानिए क्या है वजह
The association was of the view that the RD department has been facing hurdles and become almost non-functional for the past few years because of the procedural glitches for which the VDBs had faced inconveniences for sometimes.
With the induction of the most experienced and qualified personality at the helm of affairs, the association was optimistic that the department would progress and have a positive impact on the development of rural areas.
The association also appreciated the chief minister, Neiphiu Rio, for taking the right decision in giving the charge of the ministry to the most qualified legislator. The association expressed confidence that the minister would help 1243 recognised VDBs in all aspects of developmental activities.
The association also discussed on the pen-down strike called by the 11 DRDAs and extended its fullest support to the DRDAs and apprised the minister to heed to the call of the DRDAs in clearing their legitimate salaries without further delay.