Massive corruption charges over construction of sports complex in the district

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KHDPO & NSUI-KADC submits memo to DC, demands probe into the matter

DIPHU, Aug 04: Karbi Hills Development & Protection Organization (KHDPO) and National Students; Union of India (NSUI)- Karbi Anglong District Committee has alleged crores of rupees meant for various construction works were being misused by concerned authority. This was stated in a memorandum submitted to the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) Principal Secretary M. Hazarika here today.

The complaints brought out by the organisations relates to the various construction works funded under the One Time Special Assistance works under NITI Aayog which includes construction of new sports complex at Diphu, new sports complex at Dongkamukam and new central hall at Hamren. The organisation charged that the Utilization Certificates submitted to were misleading stating that the physical progress at site were not accomplished and has therefore violated the rules and guidelines laid down as per GFR-19(A) to the NITI Aayog, Finance (EA) Department by Additional Chief Engineer, PWD(R&B) Hills Assam, Diphu.

In this matter the organisation has demanded blacklisting of the registration of contractors Chiranjiv Agarwal and Umtang Timung and termination of their works and suspension of all department officials involved into the scam.

According to the RTI document shows everything that the said particulars works of completion certificate was signed on 23/03/2017 and utilization certificate was signed Sri Ajit Singnar, Executive Engineer, PWD, Building Division, Diphu and countersigned by the Addl. Chief Engineer, PWD (R&B) Hills Assam, Diphu, it is misleading and mismanagement of government fund. We strongly believe that the quality of works has been highly compromised and multi crores of Rupees of the fund is misused by concern authority, the organisation in stated.

The organisation demanded strong action and probe into the matter adding that contractors, PWD officials and KAAC authority must be booked for their involvement in misappropriation of funds meant for the development and benefits of the people of Karbi Anglong.

The memorandum submitted to the KAAC principal secretary was jointly signed by KHDPO CEC president Morningson Teron and NSUI-KADC president Angjok Timung.