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CM's committee agrees to constitute Lokayukta, repeal APUPA

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From our correspondent

Itagar, May 21: The Joint Action committee (JAC), a conglomeration of various civil societies of the state formed to fight against the state government on the current fincial mismagement and law and order problem, today convened a meeting with the committee, constituted by Chief Minister bam Tuki to discuss on their charter of demands The committee comprised of PWD Minister Gojen Gadi, PHED Minister Takam Pario and Parliamentary Secretary for RWD, Jambey Tashi.

The JAC during the meeting placed their demands including resigtion of Tuki from his post on moral ground, repealing of Aruchal Pradesh Unlawful Prevention Act, immediate constitution of Lok Ayukta court, imposition of President Rule under article 360 under fincial emergency and initiating CBI Inquiry on the alleged fincial

mismagement.

After a hour-long discussion, the ministers assured to fulfill two demands of the JAC including repealing of Aruchal Pradesh unlawful Prevention Act and constitution of Lokayukta. However, the ministers had sought three months time to fulfill the demands which were agreed upon by the JAC members, sources informed.

On the other demands including resigtion of CM and CBI inquiry on the gross fincial mismagement, it was agreed that the JAC would not be averse to further round of talk if government headed by CM with its committee sit for further negotiations or clarification to resolve the issue.

In regards to earlier demands of the AACWA which was kept pending for a long period, the committee assured to fulfill the demands including relaxation of 1 per cent EMD for ST and tribal contractors, bringing down enlistment fees in APPWD, release of pending bills of PMGSY contractors to the tune of 108 crore by first week of June next, single bidding system in any category of tender has formally been approved, 2 per cent tax would not be paid by the local contractors only on the production of ST certificate.

Meanwhile, the committee has agreed in principle to apprise CM to allocate three crore in favour of small and pretty contractors under UD from ways and means as soon as the part file under process by the department concerned is submitted to the fince department, the sources added.

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