4 July : Joint Secretary to the Government of Nagaland and Member Secretary of Committee on Job Reservation Imjung M. Panger stated in a press release that the Committee on Job Reservation, Government of Nagaland is undertaking survey in the rural areas of the State for undertaking a study on the Socio-Economic and Educational Condition of the backward tribes vis-a-vis the other tribes.
The survey operation is to be completed within a period of three months, and for this purpose a team of 40 investigators comprising educated Naga youths has been deployed.
Further the Release said that the survey will cover 260 randomly selected sample villages throughout the State covering nearly 30,768 households in the Urban areas. This baseline survey will cover approximately 23% of the total villages of the State of Nagaland. In addition, 4000 households in the urban and semi-urban areas will be covered and the objective of this survey is to collect reliable data and information by which the relative backwardness of the various tribes could be established. This exercise is part of the effort of the Committee to establish and recommend standard criteria and yardstick for reservation of jobs in the Government
Therefore, the Committee appealed to all the citizens of the State and most specifically those of the selected sample villages and households to render full cooperation to the investigators.