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NPFLP asks PDA govt. to prove transparency claim

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By EMN Updated: Jun 09, 2021 11:50 pm
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Dimapur, June 9 (EMN): The NPF Legislature Party has asked the PDA government to immediately answer and lay on table of the public domain if at all they are running a transparent government in order to establish the accountability of their claim even as the NITI Aayog has bracketed Nagaland as the worst performing state in India as per June 5 report.

NPFLP spokesperson Imkong L Imchen issued a statement while drawing attention to the statement of PDA government for terming the utterances of the principal opposition party “merely to get media attention” and “for creation of sensationalism” and asked to substantiate the allegations. PDA press release also advised the NPF to file RTI application and to check the different department’s websites.

Imchen questioned when and on what mandate the HPC was conferred plenipotentiary authority to take decision even to divert voted money for Covid-19 pandemic. Referring to the Home department notification dated June 1, 2020, Imchen stated that it was confined only for Covid-19 related matters and there was no mention of conferring plenipotentiary authority to the HPC.

He also questioned under what mandate the HPC was conferred to deduct and divert 25% from LADP to fight the Covid-19 pandemic without even consulting the opinion of the Leader of Opposition (LOP) and under what mandate the HPC has authority to supersede the state planning board, which is a statutory body.

Imchen also questioned under what mandate the HPC has granted INR 30 crores for a 176-bedded hospital at CIHSR, a private hospital, from out of the pro-rata cut 2021-22 savings.

While question when did the government of Nagaland take over the CIHSR from private Institutions, Imchen has also sought the legal status of the MOU entered on January 25, 2005 and May 27, 2005, between the government of Nagaland, Emmanuel Hospital Association and Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, respectively.

After having established a 176-bedded hospital, Imchen queried as to who would man the hospital (staff, medical officers, nurses and ministerial staff etc). Besides, he also asked from which fund the establishment cost (salary and pension) would be borne if it (government of Nagaland) has to be the second party.

Imchen also sought to know whether any notice inviting tender (NIT) was floated in the public domain for the construction of 176-bedded hospital at CIHSR. He went on to ask whether all the district hospitals equipped with CT-Scan and x-ray machines, Covid-19 testing machine (TrueNat), testing kits etc are functioning.

He further asked whether the PDA government has allotted any funds to the town ward/ colony authorities and village councils of the state, who are the main frontline workers fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.

The NPF Legislature Party and its organisational wing as the principal opposition party put forward the above-mentioned questions to the ruling dispensation of Nagaland to immediately lay with specific and detailed answers on the table of public domain for proper scrutiny and further necessary action in the larger interest of public service.

Meanwhile, NPFLP reminded the PDA media cell to judge themselves whether the above stated questions are going to be treated as another “media sensationalism and drawing media attention only”.

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By EMN Updated: Jun 09, 2021 11:50:34 pm