ITANAGAR, Mar 09: Home Minister Kumar Waii on Thursday informed that the state government has appointed 1570 police posts out of sanctioned 1949 posts under Centre’s special package for insurgency-hit Tirap Changlang and Longding districts.
Responding to a question raised in the assembly by BJP member Wanglin Lowangdong, the home minister said that recruitment for the remaining 379 posts lying vacant would be made soon.
A total of 36 sub inspectors, 1530 constables, three head constables (Traffic) and one carrier were appointed under the special package.
“These posts were sanctioned for opening up 11 new police stations and upgradation of nine existing police stations under the districts,” he said and added that the state government had put a proposal for 74 crore under State Annual Development Agenda (SADA) for development of police infrastructure throughout the state.
To a supplementary the home minister informed that the Centre had withdrawn an amount of 58 crore sanctioned for maintenance of police station on March last year but the state government has proposed Rs 24 crore before sending a proposal of Rs 156.20 crore on January 5 last to the Union Home Ministry with a request to convey the ministry’s approval for getting the work executed through Rural Works Department at the earliest.
“The approval from the home ministry has still not received and so construction and upgradation of police stations could not be started,” he disclosed adding, the state government had sanctioned an amount of Rs 501.70 lakh for construction of OBT (Ordinary Building Type) building to start the 11 new police stations under Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts for effective law and order maintenance.
The OBT buildings were completed and out of 11 police stations, ten were functioning and another at Lawnu yet to function, the minister said.
“The process of construction work for 11 new police stations and upgradations of 9 existing police stations can be initiated only on receipt of approval of the revised estimate of Rs 156.20 crore from the home ministry,” Waii added.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday informed the assembly that the academic session of the women ITI at Tani-Happah will start as soon as the required posts are sanctioned and staffs are posted.
Responding to a question from Congress member Nabam Tuki, Khandu informed that the constructions of infrastructure including academic as well as administrative buildings like classrooms, workshop, trainees’ hostel and staff quarters were ready.
He said, the post creation file was with the finance department and the empowered committee would clear it soon.
PHED fund allocation:
PHED Minister Bamang Felix on Thursday informed the assembly that the department had proposed creation of regular circles, divisions and sub-divisions in need-based areas.
Responding to a question by Congress member Nabam Tuki, Felix informed that the department is over-burdened with infrastructure and manpower, as during 2015-16, three circles, six divisions and 14 subdivisions were created by the government.
He informed that the functional PHE division at Sagalee was created during 2015-16 and since there is no office building, it is temporarily functioning from the sub-division office at Sagalee.
Felix said, since it was a functional division, no fund provisions have been made for residential and non-residential buildings during 2016-17.
In response to another supplementary from Tuki, the minister informed that the existing infrastructure including manpower resources were being used for running the normal functioning of the division.
RWD division at Sagalee:
RWD minister Kumar Waii while responding to a question by Congress legislator Nabam Tuki informed the assembly on Thursday that the RWD Sagalee division created during the last financial year is functioning temporarily from camp office at Itanagar till completion of mini secretariat at Sagalee which is expected to be complete and shift by April/May next.
An amount of Rs 11 lakh had been allocated for construction of residential and non-residential building for the Sagalee RWD division in the current financial year, the minister disclosed.
Responding to a supplementary from Tuki on reason for the delay in completion of the mini secretariat, Waii informed that due to faulty planning of the previous government, execution of the scheme was delayed.