Various organisations call Kra Daadi bandh on May 24
From our Correspondent
ITAGAR, May 16: The All Kra Daadi District Students’ Union (AKDDSU) and All Palin, Chambang, Yangte, Gangte, Tarak Lengdi, Student’s Union (APCYGTSU) has announced the first phase of its democratic movement against the State Government for non-fulfillment of its long-pending demands.
In the first phase, the organisations have called a dawn to dusk bandh in Kra Daadi district on May 24 next, to protest against the State Government’s failure to honour their demand of transferring the incumbent DC, Habung Donyi and place an IAS officer in his place.
Speaking to reporters at Aruchal Press Club (APC) here on Sunday, AKDDSU President Gora Rikam alleged that under the present DC, functioning of all offices in the district came to a standstill and even the district administration failed to deal with petty issues like encroachment of government land.
Alleging that posting of the incumbent DC was a political move in the new district; both the unions added that the DC had flouted all official norms in awarding contract works to a few individuals without observing official formalities like issuing tenders.
“The DC even awarded contract works to Government officers depriving the genuine constructors of the district,” the unions alleged.
“In the entire district there is only one hospital at Jorung which, is in a defunct state. There is scarcity of staff and other infrastructure in the hospital depriving the people of proper health care facilities,” Rikam pointed out adding, “Instead of upgrading the existing hospital, the DC is trying to shift the community health centre to the 50 bedded District Hospital located at Palin.”
The AKDDSU and APCYGTSU added that various illegal appointments were made in various offices without conducting interviews and observing other official procedures.
“The glaring example is the recent appointment of six contingency staff under the DRDA. We have already registered out protest with the RD director and the DC but nothing has been initiated so far,” the unions lamented.
The organisations, meanwhile informed that they would launch their second and third phases of agitation in the form of 24 and 36 hours district bandh on June 7 and 16 next if the Government failed to pay heed to their ‘genuine’ demands.