SYJ files PIL in HC on misuse of fund by govt depts

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HT Bureau

DIPHU, July 27: Students and Youth for Justice (SYJ) has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in Gauhati High Court against several vital departments of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) for misuse of funds meant for welfare of the tribal people here.

The SYJ named the Irrigation department, soil conservation department and PWD of alleged misuse of fund in construction of IAY houses, construction of sports complex in Karbi Anglong Sports Association (KASA).

In a statement, the SYJ alleged that the condition of PWD (roads) Karbi Anglong is pitiable. There is illegal appointment and illegal transaction of forest wealth like timber, bamboo, white clay, sand, coal etc. violating the order of the chief secretary and bypassing Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) authority.

It also alleged that 11,890 IAY houses are yet to be completed in the hill district. It alleged that the contractor group has not followed the guidelines of NITI Aayog in construction of sports complex at KASA ground. It added that the soil conservation department has failed to implement IWMP and Prime Minister Krishi Sanchaya Yojana properly in the hill district.

It also said an FIR has been lodged against Ajit Kr. Das, an engineer of Borpathar PWD Road Division and Jowel Timung, engineer of Diphu PWD Roads Division for unsatisfactory work by the department.

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