NPYC files cases against PHED, PWD in Lokayukta

Correspondent KOHIMA, DEC 11 (NPN) | Publish Date: 12/11/2019 12:36:51 PM IST

Nagaland Pradesh Youth Congress (NPYC) has filed two separate cases in the Lokayukta against the public health engineering department (PHED) and public works department (PWD). Case against PHED pertained to non-completion of water supply project on time under Chiephobozou RD block, Kohima district while case against PWD was related to not complying the standard of notice inviting tender (NIT) issued the by the chief engineer PWD (R&B) on PMGSY-11 tender.

Addressing a press conference at Congress Bhavan here on Wednesday, NPYC president Vilhousilie Kenguruse claimed that only 60% of water supply project was completed, but the PHED has already received the sanction amount of Rs. 2317.42 lakhs in three instalments against the total approved amount of Rs. 2626.41 lakhs. However, he claimed that the work was not implemented according to the sanctioned amount. He said the department kept on extending the date of completion, which was supposed to be over by August 2018.

Exping hope that Lokayuta would deliver justice, NPYC president, however, said that in the event it did not get justice NPYC would file PIL against the state government. He said NPYC would wait for 10 days and would take next course of action.

With regard to case against PWD, Kenguruse alleged that such practice by the department did not promote the young contractors, but favoured only a handful of contractors resulting to favouritism and nepotism.

Meanwhile, Indian National Congress (IYC) secretary (Nagaland in-charge) Sarifa Rahman, who also addressed the press conference, attacked the Central government and stated that passing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has broken the preamble of Indian constitution and destroyed one of the fundamental rights that granted right to equality.

Sarifa lamented that BJP-led government at the centre has passed the bill based on religion and not on humanitarian ground, which she said was against the basic principle of the county’s constitution. 

She observed that the Bill was not only a threat to the plain people, but also to the tribal people.

She claimed that ILP can no proper control to illegal immigrants in the North East, adding that Nagaland was also not safe under CAB. 

IYC secretary alleged that the central government was try to divert people’s attention issues about the women safety, unemployment, economic slowdown etc.

Later, the youth congress members burnt the effigy of union home minister Amit Shah in protest against the passing of CAB in the parliament. The members carried placards some of which read “Don’t dare pushing CAB to North East”, “stop citizen amendment bill, save the people of North East”, “scrap citizenship amendment bill 2016”, “stop unconstitutional CAB, save North East”, “scheme & project are pocket money for minister & bureaucrats”, “Don’t misuse the fund”, “water basic needs of human beings” and others.


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