KOKRAJHAR, Feb 18 � A strongly disappointed Hagrama Mohilary, chief of BTC today threatened to file court case against the Government of Assam for failing to release funds to the tune of nearly Rs 13 crore for the development work in the BTC area on certain Central projects as per Article 275 (1) of the Constitution of India.
In a press meet here at the BTC secretariat, Mohilary said that as per legal provision and guidelines, the BTC Government had already sent a proposal to the department of WPT & BC of Assam for sanction of Rs 8.13 crore from the Central Government in this financial year and the fund has not yet been received, he added. He also clarified that the proposal was for nearly 13 crore the government, however, nothing has been received by the BTC till date. At the same time he alleged that the department of WPT&BC instead sent proposals of an NGO (Name undisclosed) of Baska district to the Central Govvernment flouting the legitimate proposal of BTC.
He demanded that the government of Assam should immediately release the amount to BTC for utilisation in this financial year otherwise the BTC will be compelled to file a law suit in the High Court or in the Supreme Court against State Government for violation of constitutional mandate. He expressed surprise that BTC has been getting this kind of fund under Article 275(1) for the last seven years but it is a matter of serious concern that this fund has not been allotted to BTC but to some NGO this year.