Rajkhowa perturbed over dismal state of Aruchal bhawans, guest houses
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Itagar, June 4: Aruchal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa on Friday expressed dismay over the pathetic conditions of Aruchal bhawans, guest houses and other government assets located in various states and called for their proper maintence.
Rajkhowa convened a high level meeting to discuss about issues related to Aruchal bhawans, guest houses and other state government infrastructures located at Mohanbari, Tezpur, Lilabari, Jorhat, Guwahati, Shillong, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi at Raj Bhawan, a Raj Bhawan communiqué informed here today.
The governor pointed that these assets which should have been useful to the patients, who go outside for advance treatment and students who are there to pursue their higher studies were not being utilized properly.
He suggested that a high level senior officers fact finding team should inspect the assets and put up recommendation to the state government for its renovations and other necessary actions. He also advised that except for Mohanbari office for technical reason, all the bhawans, houses and offices must be under general administration and maintence under PWD to elimite any confusion.
Rajkhowa also emphasised that all the plots allotted to the state outside should be properly utilized.
"Befitting bhawans, houses and offices must be constructed reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the state. At the same time public money of Aruchal Pradesh must be appropriately used," he pointed out.
He stressed on immediate posting of regular deputy resident commissioner and other officials, where offices are established.
The governor suggested that assets, which are not fully used, citing examples of Jorhat and North Lakhimpur, should be used for other purposes such as construction of guesthouses and hostels for patients and students respectively.
Rajkhowa, who have been travelling by road to ensure that maintence of good roads, also suggested for state government inspection bungalow or rest houses on the way from Itagar or district headquarters or Guwahati for the comfort of people on long journey. He added that these infrastructures may be also utilize as Tourist Information Counters
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Deputy Chief Minister Kameng Dolo, Chief SecretaryShakuntala Gamlin, Principal Secretary (Persol) Satya Gopal, commissioners, secretaries, chief engineers and directors participated in the discussion, the communiqué added.