Reservation Policy

Itanagar, August 23, 2019:

The Core Committee on Rationalisation of Reservation Policy (CCoRoRP) of Nagaland has submitted a six-point charter for reviewing its reservation policy

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The charter was submitted to the Government-constituted ‘Review Committee on Job Reservation Policy’ in Nagaland in order to redefine the reservation policy based on the ‘situational realities’ of the state.

Formed in 2016, the CCoRoRP comprises of five tribal student bodies – All Sumi Students’ Union (SKK), Lotha Students’ Union (LSU) and Rengma Students’ Union (RSU), Angami Students’ Union (ASU), and Ao Students’ Conference (AKM).

As reported in Nagaland Post, CCoRoRP Convenor N Ejanthung Ngullie and Secretary Zakie Khate asserted that the Nagaland Reservation Policy (NRP), which was introduced on January 11, 1977, as good law, has now been implemented for more than four decades with little or no modifications by the Nagaland government. The NRP was aimed at alleviating the ‘educated and economically backward section of the Naga society’.

Citing the need for a systematic and pragmatic approach to the issue, the core committee demanded a ‘thorough systematic and academic study on how the Reservation Policy was contributing to the targeted people’. It suggested that the study could be done in an unbiased manner by the government in collaboration with various agencies or tribal apex bodies for systematic collection of the actual data and further policy formulation by the government.

The committee further clarified that it was not against any genuine reservation.

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