DC’s order retracting board & lodging for policemen at QCs draws criticism

ITANAGAR, Jun 14: An order issued by Capital Complex DC Komkar Dulom, informing about the administration’s decision to discontinue board and lodging facilities for the police personnel posted at various paid quarantine centres (QC) in the capital region has drawn sharp criticism from several quarters.
The order, dated 12 June, states that the facilities would be discontinued with effect from 15 June, in view of shortage of funds and the absence of clear-cut instruction from the government.
“They are required to make their own arrangement until government approval is received for the same,” the order reads.
Citizens took to social media to protest, and urged the government to continue paying for board and lodging of the policemen stationed at the paid QCs.
Reacting to the order, Health Secretary P Parthiban clarified that there is no shortage of funds.
“We will look into it and will work out a solution. We don’t know what made the DC write such a letter. As far as the government is concerned, there is no shortage of funds for Covid-related works,” he said.