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CM sectt. clarifies on CLP’s statements
Published on 18 Feb. 2011 1:15 AM IST
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Responding to the allegations purportedly made by the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) , the chief minister’s secretariat has given a clarification on the issues raised such as -construction of the chief minister’s official residential complex, finance, retirement benefits and LDA-cum-computer assistant exams.
In a communiqué, Addl. C.S. to the chief minister Toshi Aier clarified that construction of the chief minister’s residential complex to be carried out at a total cost of Rs. 40 crore cannot be constructed alone in isolation as the project covered a total of 55 units which included other facilities such as office, guest house, State banquet hall, security accommodation, staff quarters and other services and supporting facilities.
On finance, the CM’s secretariat said Nagaland received 94% of the state’s expenditure from the centre but that the state required assistance even beyond this amount to meet the actual developmental requirements.
It also said that the BCR gap issue raised by the CLP has been clarified repeatedly over the huge BCR gap which was mainly on account of the failure of the 13th Finance Commission to fully cover the revenue gap of the State, including 6th RoP. It said the central government has also accepted the stand taken by the state government.
Further, the chief minister’s secretariat said that the Special Plan Assistance of Rs.223.36 crore released by the Central Government on January 16, 2011 was a part of Rs.500.00 crore of SPA for funding the Annual Plan 2010-11 and that it was “nothing new.” It reminded that the state government has been pursuing the matter with the Planning Commission and the ministry of finance for release the balance amount of Rs.276.64 crore immediately.
On the alleged failure of the state government to release the monetary benefits to retired employees, the state government clarified that full provision has been made for payment of all dues under ROP 2010 to all its employees including the pensionary benefits due to those retired on completion of 35 years of service.
It said some cases might not have been settled yet on account of non-completion of paper works but added that there was absolutely no fund constraint on this account and no instruction issued for delaying the settlement of any such case. “Therefore, there is no future burden on the State Exchequer on this account,” the CM’s secretariat maintained. The state government said that the ROP 2010 has been implemented and all dues as admissible were to be paid in cash. It, therefore, said that there was absolutely no reason for any employee not getting the monetary benefit due under the Rules already notified by the government.
On the retirement of Government servants by the Nagaland Retirement from Public Employment (Second Amendment) Act 2009, the chief minister’s secretariat said that the Act was passed with the object of creating job opportunities for the youth and that the Act has also passed judicial scrutiny of the Supreme Court. It was also clarified that the figures indicating the number of 7000 plus retired was “exaggerated and incorrect.”
It said that 3201 persons were expected to have retired on December 31, 2009 and upto November 2010, it was estimated that approximately 4000 government employees would have retired by the implementation of the Act.
Further, the chief minister’s secretariat said that the state government has sought leave of the Court to declare the results of various recruitment tests held including LDA-cum-computer assistants examination.
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