IMPHAL, Dec 21: The people of Tamei sub-division in particular and the Tamenglong district in general are happy for implementation of various developmental programmes in backward areas of Tamei sub-division, Tamenglong district by the Manipur state government.
A press release of the Tamei Sub-Divisional Development Organization has stated that it is unfortunate to learn that the DRDA, Tamenglong has issued work orders for implementation of Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF) 2011-12 violating all the guidelines of the BRGF scheme.
It has further stated that the guidelines say that the said scheme is to be implemented by the District Planning and Implementation Committee (DPC) who are appointed/nominated by the Govt.
As per the guidelines, before implementation of any part of BRGF scheme a DPC meeting is to be held by inviting all the DPC members. The beneficiary committee is also to be form through the concerned BDOs.
However, the DRDA Tamenglong violating all the above cited facts has issued work order in respect of Tamei and Tousem blocks in connivance with unscrupulous money mongers for their own benefit.
It has further added that the DPC meeting has not been held till date and the VDCs/BCs were not form through the concerned BDOs, the selection of beneficiary is not done in DRDA Office but it was done in a secrete place in Imphal, it further charged.
Therefore, the Tamei Sub-Division Development Organisation urged the concerned authority to immediately cancel the work order and book the culprits involved in swindling away of public money for their own benefits, the release added.