ITANAGAR, Oct 30: Union Minister of State, Kiren Rijiju on Monday said that a regular Director of the North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST) would be appointed next month, and other issues concerning the institute would soon be resolved.
Rijiju was responding to grievances put forth by NERIST Students’ Union President, Banta Natung, including appointment of a full-time director, alleged financial irregularities, and deployment of CISF personnel and converting the institute into a full-fledged central varsity.
“The issues of NERIST will be taken care of and I take it as my responsibility. The institute which is not only the pride for the state but for the entire North East cannot suffer,” he said while inaugurating ‘Sonabyss 17’, the annual cultural festival of the deemed university.
Rijiju, who arrived at the state capital on a day-long visit despite inclement weather, also inaugurated the newly-constructed central library of NERIST.
“The state-of-the-art central library is the result of our effort in pursuing the Centre for infrastructure development at NERIST. Many more such projects for the institute are coming,” he said.
The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs also called for a concerted effort of all stakeholders to resolve the issue regarding alleged financial irregularities in the institute.
On encroachment in NERIST land, Rijiju urged the institute authorities and local leaders to look into it and ensure security to the institute.
He also said he would discuss the matter of deploying CISF personnel at NERIST with Chief Minister Pema Khandu. (PTI)