AAPPTF reiterates demand on MVIs

ITANAGAR, Feb 22: The All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) has reiterated its demand for appointment of regular motor vehicle inspectors (MVIs) in the state.
In a reminder letter to Chief Minister Pema Khandu, the federation said that it had submitted a memorandum to the government on 12 July, 2017 regarding the “plight of the transport department”, but the government failed to give a positive response.
The entire state has only four MVIs, the federation further said and demanded appointment of regular MVIs under the Transport department.
Also demanding appointments of regular district transport officers (DTOs) in all the districts, the federation said “there are only 12 regular DTOs in the entire state. In many districts, the posts of DTOs are manned by APPSC officers.
Other demands of the Federation include creation of posts to increase manpower in the Transport department and regularization of contractual employees.
“The government’s annual allocation fund to the Transport department is only Rs 70 lakh to 1 crore which is not sufficient for infrastructure development and to solve the shortage of manpower,” the federation said and demanded increase in the fund allocation to at least Rs 6 to 7 crore per year.