Minister Hamlet Dohling also incharge District Council Affairs has recommended Director Local Fund Audit to conduct a proper inquiry in misappropriation of funds Credit: Representational image

Shillong: Following the several allegations of corruption levelled against the two Autonomous District Councils in Meghalaya by the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), the state government has now decided to recommend the Director Local Fund Audit (DLFA) to conduct a proper inquiry.

Informing the media, Urban affairs minister Hamlet Dohling, who is also in charge of District Council Affairs on Wednesday said that the letter has already been sent out to the director to conduct an inquiry in the use of funds received under the Special Assistance Grant (SAG) scheme in the two ADCs (Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council and Garo Hills Autonomous District Council).

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When asked what was the timeframe of this inquiry, Dohling informed that no timeframe has been set but was confident that the Director will do his homework and submit the report at the earliest as possible.

On September 8, 2020, the BJP alliance partner of the NPP led MDA government levelled serious corruption charges against the NPP-led Executive Committee alleging misuse of funds amounting to over 34 crore.

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