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NPF praising CM ‘deceptive’: NPCC
Published on 20 Jun. 2010 1:19 AM IST
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A day after the NPF congratulated the chief minister on bringing home a plan allocation to the tune of Rs. 2212 crores for 2010 – 2011, calculating as a step up of 47 % (Rs 712 crores) from lat year’s allocation, the NPCC has described the praise as “quite deceptive.”
NPCC media cell chairman, Dr. K. Hoshi explained that the chief minister himself had stated that the total plan outlay of the State for 2010 – 2011 was Rs. 1500 crores, the same as 2009 – 2010. He said the chief minister had categorically stated that Rs. 712 crore was meant to meet the shortfall in expenditure for implementation of 6th RoP. However, Dr. Hoshi said the NPF claimed that the total outlay was pegged at Rs. 2212 crores (Rs 1500 + Rs 712 crores). Therefore, there was no such ‘step up’ in the allocation as the NPF erroneously calculated at 47%, he said.
The media cell chairman said it was clear that, while working out the State’s plan programs it would be confined within Rs. 1500 crores and that it could in no way touch Rs. 712 crores meant for implementation of 6th RoP.
If the NPF claim that the total outlay is pegged at Rs. 2212 crores, Dr. Hoshi said, it was only a matter of time when the people would see whether the coming plan budget figures would be worked out within that figure. “Else, the DAN government would have to explain on the missing link,” he said.
Dr. Hoshi also said the amount Rs 712 would cover the requirement of fund for implementation of 6th RoP w.e.f April 1, 2004. Further, Dr. Hoshi said Rs. 80 crores additional grant was said to be for implementation of 6th RoP with notional effect from June 1, 2008.
The NPCC therefore asked, if the government of India had generously given Rs. 712 crores for 6th RoP, why the NPF-led DAN government was offering only notional effect from June 1, 2008 to CANSSEA.
Dr. Hoshi said it could only mean that either the DAN government had received Rs. 80 crores only for 6th RoP or trying to rob Rs. 632 crores (712 – 80 = 632) from the employees which obviously was to cover the period from April 1, 2004 to May 31, 2007.
He slammed the NPF saying it might think it could mislead the people of Nagaland with gross figures at face value but a deeper analysis of the figures revealed what met more than the eyes.
He said while the people of Nagaland have reasons to rejoice and thank the government of India for its generosity, it was “unbecoming” of the NPF to claim the full credit on reasons not counted as parameters to approve the plan outlay. Dr. Hoshi said it was absurd for NPF to think that the plan outlay was approved on whimsical grounds as cited by them. Stating that the full credit should go to the Congress-led UPA government, the NPCC thanked the government of India for being “sympathetic” to the innocent people of Nagaland despite having known the DAN government’s “gross misuse of funds” as the sole reason for the precarious financial health of the State.

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