NILAMBAZAR, Nov 18 - The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) team of the Assam Legislative Assembly paid a visit to Karimganj district on Saturday and conducted an on-the-spot inquiry about the irregularities in the implementation of several government schemes in the rural areas.
The committee headed by Rajdeep Goala, Chairman, PAC, Assam and six other MLAs looked into the rural development schemes at South Karimganj, Badarpur and North Karimganj development blocks. The Committee conducted a study on the irregularities in different developmental schemes. Later, it met the heads of departments of DRDA, Irrigation, PWD, PHE, Zila Parishad etc., and took part in deliberations on the implementation of the several schemes in central Assam. MLAs Hafiz Basir Ahmed Kasimi, Wajed Ali Choudhury, Ramendra Narayan Kalita, Prasanta Phukan and Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha participated in the meeting. DC Karimganj MP Ambumuthan, DDC Ranjit Kumar Laskar, CEO Zilla Parishad Amalendu Roy etc., were present.
Service regularisation demanded: The Indian Railways Godown Labour Union has demanded regularisation of their services and taking necessary steps to solve the issues of health assistance and provident fund etc.
The body unanimously resolved in a meeting held at Badarpur recently to organise continuous agitations in support of its charter of demands. The meeting was inaugurated with lighting of the lamp by Arun Kumar Paswan, secretary, Central Committee in the presence of Mahesh Thakur, Dharmendra Sharma, Jawala Mukhi, Tarun Prasad Roy, Chintu Dutta, Suvrajit Mitra, Bappan Das and others.
Addressing the open session Arun Kumar Paswan, said that the regularisation of service is a long-pending demand of the godown labours. Though repeated requests have been made and movements organised, the Railways is yet to take any positive steps to provide health assistance, provident fund and other government facilities. There are about eight lakh godown labours working under the Railways and they are performing their duties actively, he added.