RTI activists to file FIRs over misuse of funds

Mokokchung, January 21 (MExN): Two of Nagaland’s prominent RTI activists, S. T. Yapang Lkr and Odi Jamir are set to file FIRs over misuse of various government funds under 22 Arkakong AC in Mokokchung District.

 

According to a press release, the duo informed that they had filed an RTI with the District Planning Machinery, Mokokchung. As per the reply of the PIO (RTI NO.DPLN/MKG/RTI/2007/100 dated 21/12/17), at 22 Arkakong AC under LADP on sanction/usage of money, the two informed that they had personally visited the area “but could not find any work in progress”.

 

Hence, due to the “negligence of duty and work” under 22 Arkakong AC, the two informed of their decision to submit an FIR.

 

An FIR will also be lodged against the misuse of National Family Benefit Scheme under Social Welfare Department, they informed while claiming that this scheme was also found to be misused.

 

The two activists also cited the report of District Planning Machinery, Mokokchung PIO and highlighted various other instances where funds have been withdrawn but ‘doubts’ over the work done remain.

 

“Therefore, all these cases will be handed over to the police,” the duo maintained.

 

“Also there are still some cases of departments that no one has ever heard of which are waiting to be exposed soon,” the two added.