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Deadline crossed : Rs. 11 crores 70 lakhs Dist Jail project lying dead, More than a crore labour wage remained unapid
TIWN Nov 27, 2016
Deadline crossed : Rs. 11 crores 70 lakhs Dist Jail project lying dead, More than a crore labour wage remained unapid
PHOTO : Unakoti Dist Jail construction remained half done. TIWN Pic Nov 27

AGARTALA, Nov 27 (TIWN): It has been long 6 months that there is no progress in the work of Unakoti Dist. jail, which was to be completed within the June month, 2016.

After the crossing of deadline, the Chief Minister Manik Sarkar himself visited the place on 1st August last.

During his visit Sarkar promised that the remaining fund would be sanctioned soon, immediately after the Durga puja, but his words have proven just like a “Banana leaf” as nothing changed after the much claimed by the Chief Minister himself.

Also from PWD no step was taken to boost the work. The work values Rs.11 crores 70 lakhs, which began from 2014 20th June, but with the crossing of deadline resentment has been brewed in the PWD office itself.

Sources said that the work was going very slow and although the work was to begin in full swing from 2014, but the drawing itself was sent after 1 year. In the mean time the workers started the other works.

More than 60 % works are left, TIWN reported. Inside the building, 25 bedded women ward was to be made, more than crores of labour payment are yet unpaid, resulting no work held since 6 months there.

It’s worthy to mention here that many unpaid issues, unfinished works are hitting the developments of the state.

High Court Chief Justice T. Vaiphei and Justice Subhashish Talapatra have asked the government to conduct audit in 58 blocks. However, High Court also rejected the demand for a CBI probe, and directly asked the government to conduct an audit in all 58 blocks of the state vis-a-vis MGNREGA scheme to ensure transparency. 

Earlier in a letter to Principal Secretary GSG Ayyangar, Aparajita Sarangi, Joint secretary (MGNREGA) under central ministry of Rural development said that the work competition rate under MGNREGA in Tripura since its inception is 83.79 percent, but in actual it is only 36.4 percent. It is to be mentioned here that as per the para 10 of scheduled-I of Mahatma Gandhi NREGA says that while opening works in Public works category it shall ensured that the ongoing or incomplete works should be completed first.

This is the example of Tripura’s massive development, which has left the Dist jail closed, before it started to function.



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