ASDC delegation meets Assam’s governor

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Urges him to solve burning issues in KA

DIPHU, Dec 6: A five-member delegation of the Autonomous State Demand Committee met Assam’s governor Jagdish Mukhi at Raj Bhavan, Guwahati on December 3 and submitted a memorandum apprising him about issues like deep malaise prevailing within Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council, the planned and gradual withdrawal of autonomy from the Autonomous Council, negligence of the State government on border issues of Karbi Anglong and others. This was informed in a press statement issued by its president Holiram Terang and general secretary Jotson Bey here this evening.

ASDC leaders comprising of president Holiram Terang, working president Chandra Kanta Terang, general secretary Joton Bey, legal secretary Hemsing Tisso and finance secretary Sanjay Kiling met the governor and also mentioned about misappropriation of public funds in two departments of KAAC which is Irrigation and Public Health Department.

“There has been massive misappropriation of funds in these two departments. The official letter numbers of five Sanction Orders issued by the KAAC, one in 2013 and four in 2015, where a total Amount of Rs.35181 99 lakhs (Rupees three hundred fifty one crores one hundred eighty one lakhs ninety nine thousand) was sanctioned for the execution of 218 different schemes in the Irrigation department. The Governor was also apprised that we had inspected 71 schemes where no work was done at all and a total amount of Rs 5149. 02 lakhs for the said purpose was totally embezzled,” the press statement said.

The Memorandum also mentioned about the Greater Diphu Water Supply Scheme for which purpose an amount of Rs.2767 44 lakhs was approved in 2008 and the project was supposed to be completed in 2011. The press statement also went on to mention that an amount of Rs. 854.64 lakhs released for the purpose the amount was misused without executing the works. ASDC also urged the Governor to constitute a Commission of inquiry to go into the cases of corruption. The party also stated that the Governor assured the delegation to take action against the culprits whoever they may be.

ASDC also mentioned about the introduction of TET, SIU, PIU, Online Salary System by the State Govt. in Autonomous Council area and stated that the state government is trying to erode the autonomy of the Sixth Schedule area.

“We also told him that constituting of Village Councils in such a manner was not only undemocratic but ultra vires of the Sixth Schedule. The Governor had personally taken note of our grievances and we hope to see positive action on the above issues,” the press statement concluded.