The political advisor to the Nagaland Chief Minister Neipiu Rio, Priyang Pandey has resigned from the post on July 31st, 2020.
Pandey submitted the resignation letter on July 31st, 2020.
“I wish to inform that I am resigning from the post of Political Adviser in the Chief Minister’s office, Government of Nagaland. I wish to take this opportunity to thank you and the entire team of Govemment of Nagaland for providing me a platform to learn about public policy and government functioning extensively,” Pandey stated in the letter. However, he did not mention any specific reason.
In 2018, Pandey was appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Government of Nagaland with headquarters at Nagaland House, New Delhi. Priyang Pandey’s appointment was approved by the State Cabinet and he will hold the post of OSD under Home Department.
Interestingly the request letter to appoint Priyang Pandey as OSD in the Government of Nagaland was received as early as March 2 from Nagaland’s Deputy Chief Minister who happens to be from the BJP. Accordingly, orders were issued on March 22 whereby Priyang Pandey was appointed as OSD in the Home Department.
A senior government official meanwhile expressed the view that Pandey’s appointment will hopefully be of some use for the State as he will be able to get projects cleared from the Government of India for Nagaland.
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