Guwahati, July 31: Nagaland's 12th and the youngest district, Noklak, got their first Deputy Commissioner (DC) and Superintendent of Police (SP) on Thursday, nearly after three years it was declared as a district.
Noklak was announced as a district on December 21, 2017, by the Nagaland government. The home department has appointed Reny Wilfred as the deputy commissioner of the district while Pritpal Kaur Patra is designated as the superintendent of police.
Soyimna Aier will be appointed as the deputy inspector general of police.
In another notification, the chief secretary of Nagaland demarcated the boundaries of the Noklak district. "The boundaries of the district Noklak shall be the boundaries of the erstwhile Noklak sub-division with an interim boundary towards Tuensang at 14 Km on the Noklak-Tuensang main road till the ownership of the land Chingmei range is settled amicably through customary laws and practices in due course of time as per the agreement reached between Noklak village council and the Chingmei village council on the January 24, 2020," he said.
The notification stated that, during the interim period, the six villages of Chingmei Range along with the EAC outpost will be under Tuensang district, administratively.
Thus, the district boundaries are interim in nature and the final border of Noklak district will depend on the result of the cordial agreement of the claims made by the villages concerned through customary means. Also, the inter-district boundaries may be altered further to include or exclude villages, subject to the outcome.