Accusing the state government of obstructing a time-bound settlement, the Phek District Maytas-Gayatri Damaged Victim Association (PDMGDVA) has reiterated appeal to the government release damaged compensation to the beneficiaries.
In a representation addressed to the state chief secretary, PDMGDVA Chozuba sector convenor Pushovoyi Nyekha, Chetheba sector co-convenor Vepozoyi Theyo, Sekruzu sector co-convenor Mudonyi Shijoh and Sakraba sector co-convenor Nehusa Cukhamo stated that the government of India granted sanction order on October 27, 2023, adding that the same order was received by state government on November 1.
Accordingly, PDMGDVA said that the file was reportedly put up to the deputy chief minister, Planning, on November 3 for necessary clearance. However, the association stated that the matter was being withheld till date and compensation already sanctioned by the government of India was yet to be released to the beneficiaries.
It said that the pending matter was brought before the Court on November 16, 2023, where the additional AG yet again prayed for another “three weeks time to obtain instruction regarding the compliance”. PDMGDVA stated that state government’s “act of obstruction” was being taken very seriously by thousands of victims and could “invite massive reaction anytime.”
The association has, therefore, urged the responsible authority to clear the matter without further delay and enable early release of the compensation.
PDMGDVA has warned that state government’s failure to honour the Contempt Order within November 2023 would force the association to resort to mass agitation starting first week of December till release of damaged compensation.