As part of the plans to organize the Assembly Session on 30th July, 2020 by strictly adhering to the Standard Operating Procedures and the other necessary precautionary measures, the Hon’ble Speaker has decided that all those coming to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly Secretariat premises on 30th July, 2020, whether to attend the Session or as part of the supporting staff, including all the Hon’ble Ministers/Advisors/MLAs and the Officers and Staff of the Assembly Secretariat, will have to undergo the COVID-19 Test and carry the test results with them. To facilitate this process, the Nagaland Legislative Assembly Secretariat in consultation with the Civil Secretariat, has made necessary arrangements for the convenient testing of everyone involved.
Accordingly, sample collections of all the Hon’ble Ministers/Advisors and the MLAs and their supporting staff who will be accompanying them for the Assembly Session will be done starting from 12:00 Noon on 26.07.2020 at the State Banquet Hall, Old Chief Minister’s Bungalow, Kohima. They are requested to avail this facility according to their convenience between 12:00 Noon and 04:00 P.M. on 26.07.2020.
Hon’ble MLAs and Officers & Staff of the Assembly Secretariat residing within the Assembly Complex, including at the Legislators’ Home, and coming to the Secretariat from different parts of the State can provide their samples at the special facility arranged for it within the Assembly Complex. The facility can be accessed from the Entry Gate No. II to the Visitors’ Gallery to the Assembly. All concerned are requested to avail this facility specially arranged for them, on 26th, 27th & 28th July, 2020. On 26th July, 2020, the facility can be availed between 12:00 Noon and 04:00 P.M. On 27th and 28th July, 2020, the facility will be open from 09:00 A.M. to 02:00 P.M., only at the Assembly Secretariat.
Hon’ble MLAs stationed in other parts of the State and their supporting staff accompanying them to the Assembly Session may get themselves tested at the designated facilities closer to their place of stay and carry the reports with them.
To pre-empt the situation of too many persons crowding around the Assembly Secretariat premises, the Hon’ble Speaker also directs that the Hon’ble Members may come accompanied by only their drivers and one Security guard, except in the case of the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister and the Hon’ble Leader of Opposition.
The Civil Secretariat will be making its own arrangements for the testing of the AHODs/HODs assigned to attend the Session, and the persons accompanying them.
The testing of the escorts and others accompanying the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Hon’ble Speaker and the Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister will also be taken care of by the Civil Secretariat. However, if any of them want to avail the facility at the Assembly Secretariat, they can do so.