Mokokchung, 8 November (MTNews): The Public Grievances Department (PGD), Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) have once again raised concerns and demanded clarifications regarding several ongoing development projects in the Alongtaki AC, the constituency of Nagaland Minister of Higher Education and Tourism, Temjen Imna Along.
According to the Congress, an amount of 15 lakhs was approved by the Sub Divisional Planning and Development Board (SDPDB), and the verification committee members have issued completion certificates regarding the construction of Waiting Shed at Alongtaki Village under Japukong (LADP 2019-2020): However, completion certificates were issued despite no noticeable progress on the project. In this regard, the PGD NPCC has sought clarification from the administrative heads of Alongtaki, questioning why completion certificates were issued despite no noticeable progress on the project.
The PGD NPCC also said that an amount of Rs13.2 lakhs was approved and sanctioned by SDPDB for the construction of a link road in Japukong while an amount of Rs 7.5 lakhs was approved and sanctioned by SDPDB for the construction of a waiting shed.
The PGG NPCC also raised concerns as neither the link road nor the waiting shed projects have seen any significant progress and demanded immediate verification by the Alongtaki Administration and urged the execution of the work in accordance with the sanctioned budget.
Further, the PGD MPCC revealed that the Ministry of Tribal Affairs allocated a substantial amount of Rs 1,00,00,000 for the construction of a Multipurpose Hall at Lakhuni and that, as per an RTI reply, 30% (Rs 30 Lakhs) of the funds have been withdrawn.
Similarly, regarding the construction of an internal road at Longchem EAC HQ, the PGD NPCC stated that an amount of Rs 50 lakhs was allocated for the construction of an internal road by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. It added that, as per the RTI report, 30% (Rs 15 Lakhs) of the allocated amount has already been withdrawn.
The PGD NPCC further said that an amount of Rs 40 lakhs was allocated for the construction of a health center in Alongtaki and that, according to the RTI report, 30% (Rs 12 Lakhs) of the allocated funds have been withdrawn.
However, despite the withdrawal of 30% of the allocated funds for these projects, the PGD noted that there has been minimal progress on the ground. The PGD reminded the firms involved, namely M/S Zenith Enterprise and Skyline Enterprise to commence the work without further delay.