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ITANAGAR: Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R&R) committee president Bijoy Ranjan Chakma on February 15 said that the allegations of anomalies and misappropriation as stated by Chakma Displaced Family Justice Demand Committee (CDFJC) are “baseless and hold no ground.”
“For the welfare of our community, we demanded that the state government transfer the rehabilitation and resettlement amount through direct benefit transfer (DBT) so that we could implement it by ourselves. We did not ask the government to directly transfer the amount to cheat our own people,” Bijoy was quoted by Arunachal Times.
Earlier, CDFJDC alleged that Rs 19 crore meant for 150 displaced Chakma families were extracted by a 12-member Chakma Rehabilitation and Resettlement Committee (R&R Committee).
“Some groups based in Delhi and Guwahati are instigating our youth,” he reiterated.
He also said that the district administration is inspecting the work once every 15 days and the question of misusing the fund does not arise.
The district administration reports say that each housing unit was sanctioned at Rs 10.63 lakh including a toilet.
Reportedly, the district administration had released a total amount of Rs 18.20 crore, in two instalments.
The R&R committee had also asked the state government on November 25, 2019, to deposit the sanctioned amount for the displaced Chakma families in the committee's joint account, since they had taken the responsibility of vacating and shifting the displaced families in three months.
Accordingly, the transfer of money was requested upon the state government by Doimukh MLA Tana Hali.
(Edited by Gabriel G Momin)