ITANAGAR, Oct 14: The name of former MLA Late Dambing Saria is missing in the list of MLAs, thereby depriving his family from the pension benefits, said public leader Vijay Sonam.
His name was found in the Register after a rigorous search but not in the incumbency list of MLAs, said Sonam.
Dambing was an MLA of the second legislative assembly of the state from 1980 to 1985.
“He did not apply for pension and his tenure was less than the prescribed norms,” Sonam said quoting a Section Officer dealing with the matter as the reason behind the omission of the name.
The Section Officer also attributed it to ‘mistake’ committed by officials of that period.
Sonam has submitted a representation to the Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly appealing for inclusion of Dambing’s name in the list of MLAs and granting family pension to wife of the MLA.
He reasoned: “If the Second Legislative Assembly had completed its full term then Late Dambing Saria should be treated to have been completed his tenure and he should be entitled for pension and family pension, as per the prescribed rules.”
“Justice granted to the family will be a tribute to the late former legislator, who became the first MLA from the Puroik Community,” added Sonam.
In yet another representation to Chief Electoral Officer of Arunachal Pradesh, Sonam appealed to carry out all preliminary electoral processes related to claims and objections of the people of Lada and Khenewa in their respective circle headquarters instead of ADC headquarters at Bameng.
Sonam stated that many villages in Lada and Khenewa are yet to be connected through motorable road and it takes the people of the two circles at least 1-2 days to reach the ADC headquarters. Further, the people have to face great accommodation problem in Bameng to participate in such preliminary electoral process, he said and appealed to the CEO to direct the Bameng ADC not to conduct hearing for electoral revision of Lada and Khenewa at Bameng ADC Headquarters.