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ACAUT asks FD and RD to clarify on Rs.1188.79 cr MGREGA fund

DIMAPUR, AUG 19 (NPN)
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Published on 20 Aug. 2017 12:43 AM IST
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ACAUT Nagaland has slammed the frequent rhetoric and “lies of the council of ministers and the MLAs” who have been lamenting that Nagaland government has no money when it disclosed that a whopping amount of Rs.1188,79,10,000 was released by the Finance department to the Rural Development department during 2016-17.
Exposing the monumental and blatant corruption which has been the hallmark of the government of Nagaland’s unwritten policy in all spheres, ACAUT said the money was released under MGNREGA. Out of the total sum, it said Rs.591,10,80,000 was drawn during April to October 2016. Again another huge amount was drawn on May 1, 2017 for the subsequent period 2016-17.
Further, ACAUT claimed that all villages in Nagaland have been complaining that they were paid only three or four man-day wages under MGNREGA, while both the Finance department and the RD Department seem to be “in honeymoon period.” In the light of the above stated points, ACAUT has demanded a public clarification from the departments: 
1. It has demanded to know from the Finance department whether it was “indulging in double withdrawals” as some of the documents seemed to indicate. 
2. ACAUT asked the RD Department as to why it has released only 3 to 4 man-day wages for the whole year when the government of India had released such a colossal amount?
3. ACAUT also asked the Finance department to clarify on the actual amount released for the year 2016-17 for MGNREGA programme since it (ACAUT) suspects that the money released was much higher than the projected Rs.1188 crore.
Since the chief minister holds the Finance portfolio, ACAUT has demanded clarification for the Naga people as to whether such a huge sum of money was utilised when the villagers were paid only 3 to 4 man-day wages? 
ACAUT also demanded that chief minister T.R. Zeliang “should not allow Nagas to conclude, that this colossal amount has been siphoned off for personal gains or to be utilised in the next 2018 elections.” 

 
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