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NPRAAF moots probe

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By EMN Updated: Nov 04, 2017 11:31 pm
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Dimapur, Nov. 4 (EMN): Having failed to elicit any satisfactory response from various departments on the issue of Drawal Authorities (DA), Nagaland Public Rights Awareness and Action Forum (NPRAAF) has mooted submitting representation to the Prime Minister and the State Governor for probe from an investigating agency.

“NPRAAF will request an investigating agency to probe into numerous doubtful DAs running into thousands of crores of rupees since many departments had remained silent on it while few departments had embroiled itself into a whirlpool with its own responses,” NPRAAF Publicity Cell stated in a press release.

The departments which NPRAAF would be seeking a probe included Finance, Planning and Co-ordination, Roads and Bridges, Rural Development, Police, Geology and Mining/ NSMDC Ltd.

The possibility of including other departments within the scope of appealing for investigation is yet to be ruled out as NPRAAF plans to take up various issues in a phased manner.

Meanwhile, NPRAAF has lauded the village councils of Tenyiphe- I, Tenyiphe- II and Tenyiphe- III (Virazouma) for being vigilant and exposing about the non-existence of a hostel in their jurisdiction for which a total amount of Rs 1. 44 cr (Rs 72 lakh + Rs 72 lakh) was drawn on two occasions.

The completion date for construction of the 17 hostels is May 2018 and so far it appears that there has been no semblance of any such work in Tenyiphe, the release alleged, adding there could be similar cases in many locations.

In this context, NPRAAF called upon the public in their respective jurisdictions to verify the existence of such projects and monitor the work progress for their own benefit.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 04, 2017 11:31:50 pm