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Honorarium scam, BJP demands probe

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT


Itagar, March 6: The State Level Monitoring and Vigilance Committee (SLMVC) of Bharatiya Jata Party, in a letter to East Kameng Deputy Commissioner, have demanded an inquiry into alleged irregularities in payment of honorarium to Gaon Burahs of Bameng, Khenewa and Lada circles.

SLMVC member secretary of the party Vijay Som in a letter to the Deputy Commissioner informed quoting GB association that the GBS and HGBs of those circles were not getting their honorarium on regular basis.

“The GBs are also uware about the honorarium they are entitled to per month/annum,” the letter said.

It was reported that they were paid honorarium at the rate of Rs.2800 and Rs.3000 per annum in 2012-13 for GBs and HGBs respectively from the EAC office Bameng. They were not told the rate of honorarium per month or per annum entitled to them.

“It is learnt that the State Govt. has enhanced the honorarium at the rate of Rs.500 and Rs.600 per month for GBs and HGBs respectively w.e.f. April 2014. Hence, the honorarium of GBs and HGBs should be paid as per the enhanced rate or according to their entitlement as prescribed by the Govt.” the letter said.

“They should also be made aware of the amount they are entitled to per month/per annum so that unscrupulous person does not mint money out of their hard work,” the letter said.

“Further, their entitlement of honorarium per month/annum should be communicated to each member in all possible way, the letter added.

Meanwhile, Som urged the Deputy Commissioner to ensure that the objective of providing road connectivity to the unconnected villages is achieved according to the design and plan of the project and there should not be any compromise on implementation of the project.

In his complaint letter to the Deputy Commissioner, Som stated that the road from Rangtewa to Taffo village (Stage-1) has not been constructed in conformity with PMGSY norms and guidelines.

Some portion of the old road from Bameng to Lapung has been shown as executed and amount drawn in total violation of the detailed project report, the letter alleged and urged the DC to look into the matter seriously before outburst of public sentiment.

In yet another letter to the deputy commissioner, Som sought the intervention of the former to ensure that the recommendation of the successful bidders of the fincial bid for two projects under SPA, mely construction of Multi Purpose building at CO headquarters, Khenewa and construction of school building with approach road at Tasam Meorang school, is forwarded to the competent authority for approval at the earliest.

The fincial bid for the two SPA projects were opened few days back but the recommendation of successful bidders have not been yet forwarded to the competent authority, the letter said.

“Further, the construction of suspension bridge over Sama River with porter track and Log Bridge at Jomoh to Wallong via Kawarang is temporarily suspended due to High Court notice. The onus lies on the part of the respondent to respond to the High Court notice at the earliest to ensure that the petition is quashed,” the letter said.

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