Kohima, 24 July : The Nagaland Secretariat Service Association is on Pen Down Strike from today for an indefinite period in protest against the regularization of casual LDAs in the Secretariat Service.
President NSSA H. Lungalang has stated that the government had conducted suitability test to the casual LDA employees out of which 49 could qualify. The Association had agreed in principle by sacrificing the post with certain conditions to be fulfilled by the government, and the MoU is being awaited to be signed between government and NSSA to this effect. However, inspite of positive response from the government another 19 casual LDAs have been issued regularization orders although they could not qualify in the suitability test.
When contacted, officials of the Association have stated that the Pen Down Strike will continue till the demand is fulfilled by the government. As a result of the strike normal office functioning has been affected.