Itagar, August 9: The state BJP has slammed the state government for “intentiolly avoiding” discussion on the comptroller and auditor general of India (CAG) report during the recently concluded budget session of the state assembly, saying such attitude of the ruling party encouraged fund misappropriation. Stating that the CAG report was placed in assembly on the last day of the budget session whereas it should have been placed on the first day, state BJP president Tai Tagak said, “What is the use of the CAG report if there is no healthy discussion on it?” Talking to reporters here, he said copies of the CAG report was delivered to the MLAs at their homes “after the completion of budget session”.
“The CAG report should not be overlooked or taken casually. It has to be seriously taken up,” said Tagak.
Demanding action against the officers responsible for revenue leakage “as per the report”, Tagak said accountability and proper audit are necessary.
Tagak also cited the instances of accidents involving Pawan Hans helicopters and he called for “reviewing” the continuation of Pawan Hans chopper service in the state and “identifying reliable service providers”.
Expressing concern over the missing Pawan Hans chopper in Tirap, he said people are hopeful that the helicopter would be found, and that the passenger and pilots would return safe.
Tagak further lamented the condition of the road at the Karsingsa block point and alleged that “only casual efforts have been done in this regard” by the state government. Accusing the state government of “having no plan for laying altertive roads”, he demanded that a road to Doimukh via Gumto be constructed.
State BJP spokesman RK Khrimey dwelt on the CAG report on revenue leakage in various departments and said “action should be taken on the prima facie established by the report”. He said the state’s fincial status cannot be made better if corrective measures are not taken based on the CAG report. The state BJP has also submitted its grievances in the form of a memorandum to the governor.