* Organization threatens stir over its demands
ITANAGAR: The 'Save Arunachal Youth Association' (SAYA) has demanded that the State government must fulfill its six-point demand charter within 10 days, failing which the Association threatened to go for a series of democratic movements.
The organization has demanded the intervention of Chief Minister Pema Khandu in proper implementation of the recommendation of 14th Finance Commission with regard to grants to the local bodies for 2017-2020 under the Panchayati Raj (PR) department.
Addressing the media persons at the press club here on November 24, SAYA president Likha Rajnik said that as per the guidelines of 14th Finance Commission of 2017-2020, the funds should have been distributed equally among the districts. But according to the details found through RTI, there is gross violation of the funds distribution by the department.
"There is no transparency and accountability with regard to the disbursement of funds," he said, adding that a direction should be notified to re-deposit the sanctioned scheme fund against the grants.
The Association also alleged that there has been no transparency in the implementation of projects under the Chief Minister District Innovation and Challenge Funds during 2019-2020. Rajnik also said that of the 25 districts in the State, while 13 were allocated huge funds the remaining 12 districts were left out without any funds under the mentioned project. Further demanding extension of date for the Panchayat and Municipal elections in the State, Rajnik said that the election date may cause dismay to the religious followers and hence is against the Constitution of India.
He also questioned the State government for deciding to hold the elections in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic when the State is witnessing an increase in death cases and phobia among the people. "The possibility of the spread of COVID-19 is high during the time of elections," he said.
The Association also demanded regulation of 'Mithun' (BosFrontalis) in the State.
It also demanded implementation of proper parking from Nirjuli to Chimpu for the commercial and non-commercial vehicles.