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Shillong Airport project: PAC summons Meghalaya CS, state

first_imgofficialsShillong, May 10 (PTI) The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Meghalaya Legislative Assembly today summoned Chief Secretary K S Kropha and other officials of state government on charge of failing to comply with its report relating to the delay in completion of the Shillong Airport project.”We have decided to summon them (officials) to appear before the committee on May 24. The concerned departments have failed to come up with the action taken report till date as was indicated in the findings of the committee, a report of which was placed before the state Assembly in the last session,” PAC Chairman Paul Lyngdoh told reporters after an internal meeting held here.The committee has summoned Chief Secretary Kropha, Deputy Ri-Bhoi district Deputy Commissioner Pooja Pande besides top officials from the departments of Revenue, Transport and PWD (Building).Lyngdoh said, “The departments do not seem to have had the courtesy of going through the committee report and they ought to come up with adequate and sufficient answers.”According to him, the state government officials are to reply in the light of the new Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act passed by the Parliament.The Chairman further alleged that the district administration, through the Deputy Commissioner of Ri Bhoi, has acted in an arbitrary manner.Lyngdoh, citing the new Act, which clearly states right to fair and equitable compensation, said, “It is surprising that this has not been given due importance by the state government as the departments of revenue, transport and PWD seem to care very little.”advertisementHe also informed that the committee will take appropriate steps to ensure justice is given to the land owners. (MORE) PTI JOP SUS KIS PSlast_img read more