Speaker urges GBs to lend hands to ensure smooth sailing of dev projects

ITANAGAR, Aug 17: State Assembly Speaker Pasang Dorjee Sona has called upon the Gaon Burahs of his constituency, Mechuka to lend hands to the district administration in resolving various local issues including land compensation in the newly born Shi-Yomi district so that the developmental projects are taken up without any hitches.

Chairing a coordination meeting with GBs at Convention Centre, Barangang (Mechuka) to discuss issues pertaining to the district, Sona described the GBs as ‘Eyes and Ears’ of government, and exhorted them to work in tandem with the district administration for larger interest of the district.

“Developmental works in the district should not be hampered at any cost because of land compensation issues,” Sona asserted, while seeking GBs to help the district administration in resolving such issues as and when these come to fore, according to an official press note.

He, however, asked them not to hesitate to interfere if the work executing agency or departments fail to maintain the quality of work.

Reiterating his vision to make Shi-Yomi a model district, Sona sought cooperation from GBs to create awareness among people on social issues such as cleanliness drive, drug menace etc.

Expressing serious concern over the possibility of drug abuse among the youth, Sona appealed the GBs to inform the administration or police if they come across such cases.

“Drug addiction is very dangerous and can be lethal sometimes,” said Sona, while urging the GBs to identify drug addicts from their respective places and inform the same to the authority concerned. He also asked them to help the authority verify/check Inner Line Permits (ILPs) of suspicious people in the district.

Taking serious note of reported misuse of RTI to harass the govt officers, the Speaker appealed the people not to misuse the tool and suggested them to use it for genuine reason such as to check quality of work and corruption.

The Speaker also appealed the GBs to protect wildlife and environment and spread message on not to kill wild animals.

While participating in the discussion, GBs of various circles placed their grievances and issues confronting them while discharging their duties. The issues highlighted by them include absence of circle officer, doctor, shortage of teachers, police personnel to tackle law and order, road, bridge etc.

Shi-Yomi DC Mito Dirchi, in his keynote address, lauded the GBs for their contributions during the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.

Stating that the roles of GBs are of immense importance, the DC requested them to disseminate information coming from the district administration or government to the public on time.

Shi-Yomi SP also spoke at length on issues concerning Police department. He informed that soon the district, which is currently running short of manpower, will get adequate personnel to man various outposts.

The meeting was also attended by ADC Mechuka and ex-PRI members of district.