GUWAHATI, Oct 21 - Under the directive of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia held a meeting in his office chamber in Assam Secretariat on Friday with the functionaries of the Mising Autonomous Council to streamline matters for speedy implementation of the welfare and development schemes of the Council, stated an official press release here today.
The Council, which was represented by its Chief Executive Councillor Ranoj Pegu, requested the Chief Secretary to release funds at the earliest to the Council which is inhabited by 1,004,567 people in 1,573 villages. Pegu drew the attention of the Chief Secretary of the problems the Council is facing because of delayed release of fund.
The Chief Secretary assured the Council that the government has already streamlined the process of releasing the fund and the reasons responsible for delayed fund release have also been removed.
The Council also requested the Chief Secretary for the government�s approval for creation of a PL Account for the Council. Pipersenia assured the Council that the government will look into it sympathetically and create a mechanism to address the issue.
The Council also submitted a 10-point charter of demands to the government with the Chief Secretary assuring to take appropriate steps to fulfil the demands at the earliest. With regard to filling up of sanctioned posts of secretary, deputy secretary and technical officers for the Council, the Chief Secretary at the directive of the Chief Minister assured to fill up the posts for expediting implementation of welfare schemes of the Council.
As regards financial crunch being faced by the Council in disbursing salaries to its officials and other functionaries, the State Government would take steps immediately to bail out the Council from the financial crunch.
Pipersenia requested the functionaries of the Council to submit a detailed report highlighting its areas of concern within 15 days, as the government will chalk out an exhaustive mechanism on a priority basis for solution of the problems of the Mising Autonomous Council and its people.
Chief Minister�s Media Adviser Hrishikesh Goswami, Jonai MLA Bhuban Pegu, other functionaries of the Council, and a host of senior officers were present at the meeting.