APCC holds CM responsible for mess in Rural Works Dept

ITANAGAR, Aug 27: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has held Chief Minister Pema Khandu responsible for the corruption while handling the PMGSY schemes in the Rural Works Department (RWD).
“It is due to negligence and inept handling by the state government that the PMGSY scheme is failing”, the APCC stated in a release.
“Due to large scale corruption in the department, there are complaints and counter complaints from various sections of the people in the state. The state government is absolutely failing in stopping corrupt practices in various departments including the infamous PMGSY scheme in entire Arunachal Pradesh. The state government has to be held responsible and must be able to reply to the electorates and people of Arunachal Pradesh”, the APCC said
Asserting that no individual officer or minister can be singled out for large scale corruption in PMGSY scheme, the APCC said that the flow of transparency, corruption-free government and efficient administration depends solely on the 12 ministers, who are headed by the Chief Minister.
Further, the APCC claimed that the PMGSY scheme seems to be coming to a total halt because of the indecisiveness, callousness and directionless attitude of the state government.
“Taking undue advantage of such typical and sophisticated situation, the NDA Government at the centre has already stopped release of two installments amounting to Rs 250 crores last May and Rs 300 crores in August. Payment has been stopped due to various investigations and cases leveled against each other within the family of BJP and the government”, the Congress party alleged.
The APCC has also held Prime Minister Narendra Modi responsible for non-release of funds at various levels, including PMGSY, adding that the contractors who have invested their money and machineries are now facing torrid times.