Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio called on Union Minister Jitendra Singh here and discussed a wide range of issues ranging from development to placement of All India Services (IAS) officers. During his meeting with Singh, who holds Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Rio on Wednesday apprised some of the issues related to deputation and placement of IAS officers in Nagaland, an official statement said on Thursday. The Minister assured that he will ask the department to give due consideration to all these issues and examine what best can be done, it said. Lauding Singh’s keen interest and focus on development of Northeast, the CM said, “The people of the state always look upon him as their messenger in the national capital who is always ready to follow up issues of their concern.” Rio also urged to see the progress of some of the other proposals of projects related to the state. The Minister in return said that his office will take due cognizance of this. “It is primarily because of the high priority given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the Northeast has today undergone miraculous transformation. The Northeast model of development is now being cited as a development model in other parts of the country as well,” Singh said. The PM has not only ensured all round development in Northeast but has also enabled the people of the region to play the mainstream role of participation in the building of nation, he added.