JIRIBAM, February 1: Several quarters of the Jiribam public have expressed concern that even though there is every possibility that the sub-division will be upgraded to a full-fledged district in the near future, the concerned authorities have failed to comply with the wish of the general public for a bank and an ATM booth at the Jiribam Super Market complex which remains only to be inaugurated.
The demand of the public has been necessitate as the only bank in the sub-division, the United Bank of India has failed to satisfactorily meet the expectations of the public.
Meanwhile, disappointed over the prolonged delay of the government to inaugurate the Jiribam Super Market, Babupara, the Jiribam United Clubs’ Association (AJUCA) general secretary Y Ibomcha Singh opined that the association would overlook the concerned authorities and take the initiative of inaugurating the market if the government fail to materialise the demand of the people at the earliest.
He has further warned that the government must be held responsible for any unwanted consequences arising out of the ‘people’s initiative’.
Speaking at a press conference, AJUCA’s general secretary, Y Ibomcha Singh said that the public of Jiribam have approached the authority concerned several times but till date there has been no positive reply.
Terming the attitude of the authority concerned as ‘indifferent’, he maintained that they would resort to taking things in their own hands in consultation with several CSOs.
Meanwhile, the president of the Jiribam Development Organisations, M Hemanta, drew the attention of the government to upgrade the United Bank of India (UBI) stating that the lone bank in the sub-division is overloaded and unable to handle the ever growing banking needs of the population.
Informing that the top officials of the UBI are working relentlessly to upgrade the bank, he said there has been not much progress, due to the failure of the government to inaugurate the Jiribam Supermarket, he asserted.
Even as the Jiribam Supermarket has been completed it is yet to be handed over officially to the state by the construction company called ‘NBCC’ with the government failing to pay the pending estimated amount.