NSSB viva marks row: Minister Imna Along optimistic for a collective decision

Kisama, 19 April (MTNews): Regarding Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) demand that the marks for the viva-voce component of the Combined Staff Recruitment Examination 2022 be reduced from the proposed 12.5% to 5% of the total marks, Minister of Tourism & Higher Education, Temjen Imna Along today expressed optimism that “a collective decision will be taken early.”


Imna Along


According to the Minister, the Government needs to contemplate on what message the NSF is trying to send across. Stating that he alone cannot just say “this is right or that is wrong,” he viewed that those things have to be discussed and discoursed more and hoped that the NSF is also open to it.


“Obviously, there are many needs as NSSB (Nagaland Staff Selection Board) is evolving as a new government agency for recruiting the government machinery officials/ministerial staff and all, so I think a collective decision will be taken very early under the leadership of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and the cabinet,” the Minister said on the sideline of attending a program in Kisama today.


It may be recalled that following the NSF’s demand, the Government have postponed the personal interview for 3 days with effect from 18 April, 2023 so as to ‘amicably settle the matter’. In response, the NSF has also indefinitely postponed its proposed democratic agitation.

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