25th Nov 2020 12:11:AM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter

ITANAGAR, Nov 24: The Save Arunachal Youth Association (SAYA) while demanding a white paper on funds sanctioned to the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) of the state since 2018 under 14th Finance Commission has urged the State Election Commission to postpone the proposed Panchayat and Municipal elections.
Addressing a press conference today, President SAYA, Likha Rajnik claimed that all developmental works under Panchayati Raj have remained halted due to absence of representatives in both urban and rural local bodies since 2018. “As per RTI documents, funds amounting to more than Rs 150 crore for the PRIs were sanctioned till date and interestingly the Department of Panchayati Raj has called back all these district-wise funds and directed to deposit them to the nodal bank A/c in August last,” SAYA President claimed.
“Details of developmental funds from the 14th FC sanctioned for the state’s PRIs, that too during non-existence of both rural and urban local bodies due to non-conduct of local bodies elections need to be shared by the concerned authority,” Rajnik demanded. He also appealed to the SEC to postpone the scheduled PR and Municipal elections citing the spike of COVID-19 cases in the state. Along with these demands, SAYA appealed to the concerned authority to regulate the parking system in state capital and control the exorbitant prices of Mithun. 

Serving a ten-day ultimatum to the state government to fulfil its demands, the association said in case of failure it will resort to democratic movement.

Kenter Joya Riba

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