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NPCC reacts to CM on state finance
Published on 18 Nov. 2010 12:07 AM IST
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Reacting to state chief minister Neiphiu Rio’s recent statement wherein he had assured that there was no cause to worry about the state finance, the NPCC termed it as “quite deceptive.”
NPCC media cell chairman Dr.K.Hoshi Wednesday asserted that the “DAN government has no money,” and that the austerity measures announced by the chief minister’s office on October 26 was the “bottom truth about the state’s financial health.”
He said that while the DAN government has no money, yet “only ministers and parliamentary secretaries have money for themselves”. Hoshi pointed out that going by the “number of assets and properties” acquired by DAN ministers and parliamentary secretaries especially in Dimapur “within a span of a few years” it was proof enough that “they have lots of money.”
He said some MLAs of the DAN were sulking along with the rest of the people of Nagaland who were left high and dry.
Hoshi said the DAN government was surviving solely on funds provided through Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) but even the funds meant for public were being “totally misused.”
Taking a dig at the chief minister’s statement made during the July budget session wherein he rued that the state’s budget could barely meet the salary expenditure for two months, Hoshi said the chief minister now claimed there was no need to worry about payment of salaries of government servants.
He asked, whether the government was solely for paying the salary of government employees?
Hoshi further said when the chief minister admitted that he would pay bonus despite funs constraints, it clearly indicated that the NPF-led DAN government was walking a financial tightrope “that may give in anytime.”
Hoshi pointed out that the chief minister assured CANSSEA that the March bonus after effecting the 6th ROP would be paid to all employees and not only to those affected by the new service rules. However, he said the chief minister has now declared that bonus would be paid only to those affected by the new service rules.
Terming the contrast as “cheating the government employees”, the NPCC media cell said if it was the case, then CANSSEA should demand a white paper on the ulitilsation of Rs.712 crore meant for implementation of the 6th RoP.
On the chief minister’s explanation that delay in appointment of more than 3000 vacancies in various government departments arose due to litigation by affected government employees even as the government was waiting for mass recruitment through NPSC, Hoshi termed the statement as “a naked lie”.
Hoshi said advertisements for recruitments to the posts of LDA-cum-Computer Assistants for directorate and district levels was “just a face saving exercise”. He said it was an open secret that many ad hoc appointments to vacancies were done through backdoor with the objective of regularizing the services “case by case in the near future.”
On the other hand, the government was yet to appoint anyone even after interviews were completed.
Hoshi said the delay in appointments only left room for manipulation while the fact is that the DAN government has no money to pay either pensioners or new recruits.
The NPCC cell reminded that when the DAN government assumed office in 2004, it started with ‘zero deficit’ but the cumulative deficits of Rs.603.64 crore till 2010-2011 as presented in the July budget session now stands over Rs.700 crores.
Hoshi said in addition, taking into account Civil Deposits, pending bills, work liability and loans, the overall liability of the DAN government now stands at a staggering Rs.8000 crores-plus.
“This is the reality about the state’s financial position” he said adding “ the DAN government will be answerable to posterity.”

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