- For ministers and MLAs, appropriate colour coded car stickers would be issued
- Sushil Kumar Patel removed his designation plate from his official vehicle and requested others to follow suit
Kohima: Nagaland government has banned the use of designation/name plates on vehicles on Thursday.
As per the officials, an order from Home commissioner Abhishek Singh said that the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 and Central Motor Vehicle Act 1989 nothing except the registration number of vehicles should be displayed on the number plate.
The government warned that violators of the order would face action under Section 177 of the Motor Vehicle Act 1988.
However, for ministers and MLAs, appropriate colour coded car stickers would be issued to facilitate their movement.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Dimapur, Sushil Kumar Patel removed his designation plate from his official vehicle and requested others to follow suit on the day. The notification to ban the use of name/designation plates comes on the day the new government took charge, as promised in the NDPP election manifesto.
Chief minister Neiphiu Rio said his government was committed to fulfil poll manifesto.
“We have committed in our manifesto that we will remove VIP culture from Nagaland and we will ensure that the citizens of the State are the real VIPs”, the newly appointed Chief Minister said.
Nagaland has received a new government in the form of PDA coalition. The party is formed by the alliance of BJP and NDPP.
On Wednesday, the NDPP Chief being the representative of the party took an oath for the post of the Chief Minister for the fourth time as he has served as the Chief Minister for three times in the state between 2003 and 2014, making him the only Nagaland Chief Minister to have served three consecutive terms.
Apart from this, he is the first Chief Ministers who’s oath-taking ceremony was conducted outside the Raj Bhawan. The list of ten ministers chosen for the state cabinet ministry includes CM Chang, G Kaito Aye, Neiba Kronu, S Pangnyu Phom, P Paiwang Konyak, Jacob Zhimomi, Metsubo Jamir, Tongpang Ozukum, V Kashiho Sangtam and Temjem Imna Along.