Thursday, June 1, 2023

ARSU refutes DC Kiphire’s clarification

Amahator Range Students Union (ARSU) has refuted the clarification issued by deputy commissioner (DC) Kiphire that the total fund allocated to Amahator range amounted to Rs 6639,606 and not Rs.11.28 lakh.
In a press release, ARSU press and information secretary Selemba Sangtam claimed that as per RTI reply, only Rs.11,28,000 was sanctioned to Amahator Range. However, ARSU said that on August 8, 2022 joint consultative meeting, between DC and ARSU, it was revealed that Rs.66,39,606 was sanctioned to Amahator area, which was not mentioned in the RTI report.
Therefore, ARSU has demanded to know why was it not mentioned in the RTI report.
During the meeting between district administration, ARSU and Amahator Area GB’s Union (AAGBU) on August 10, 2022 at DC office Kiphire, the union said DC had clearly mentioned verbally that the sanctioned amount was Rs.18 crores out of project cost Rs. 35 crore for aspirational fund. However, ARSU said he “wrongly mentioned” only Rs. 12.18 crore in the press statement, which it said showed “his incompetence as the head of the district.”
In RTI report, ARSU said the sanction released till date was Rs.14,29,42,660 out of Rs. 35 crore. ARSWU claimed that PIO Kiphire gave false information in the RTI report, which it said was against the RTI rule, adding it was condemnable on the part of PIO office Kiphire.
The union has, therefore, appealed to DC Kiphire not to confuse the general public but rather strengthen his office to be more careful while doing official paper work.
ARSU stated that the clarification given by DC Office, Kiphire was “totally baseless.”


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