NPRAAF urges Central bureaucrats to monitor CSS in Nagaland

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Dimapur, April 8: A 5-member delegation of Nagaland Public Rights Awareness and Action Forum (NPRAAF) met several top central bureaucrats from April 2 to 6 in Shastri Bhawan and Krishi Bhawan at New Delhi.
The delegation apprised the officers of dismal implementation of centrally sponsored programs in Nagaland without following Government of India Guidelines in most cases and without transparency and accountability which has resulted in massive mis-use of public funds.
NPRAAF requested the officers to continually monitor the centrally sponsored schemes so as to ensure no Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) are implemented without following proper GOI guidelines for effective implementation.
NPRAAF assured the officers of various departments that NPRAAF office would be in touch with respective ministry and report any deficiency and corruption in implementation of public welfare schemes.
The NPRAAF would meet officials of Ministry of Home Affairs at North Block and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at Nirman Bhawan in the month of May and give a picture of development in both the Departments, so that, every fund sanctioned to the state will be done with proper scrutiny unlike in the past.
NPRAAF informed the public that the Organisation is fully in pursuance of setting up a CBI office branch in the state of Nagaland and would be meeting Joint Director CBI at Guwahati.
NPRAAF sees no reason why CBI office cannot be set up in Nagaland alone when all the states in India including Union Territories has CBI branch office.
NPRAAF said it would continually fight against corruption to safeguard public interest, however unless the corrupt people are arrested and put behind bars it will be very difficult to stop corruption.
Stating that politicians and bureaucrats have mistaken belief that CBI has limited Legal Jurisdiction in Nagaland and that without Cabinet sanction CBI cannot take up cases directly, the NPRAAF said the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act 1946, vest all power to CBI to carry out its duty anywhere in Indian States even in the state of Nagaland and can arrest, investigate, persecute and sentence corrupt person.
It further stated that it would explore possibilities to provide land to establish CBI Headquarters in Nagaland if the state Government is not willing to facilitated CBI to Nagaland for any reason. (Page News Service)