The Village Council Association (VCA), a conglomerate of 88 Village Councils in Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) in Mizoram, has threatened to launch a protest against non-disbursal of the third quarter of their grant-in-aid (GIA) (Non-Salary) sanctioned under Mizoram Finance Commission for 2021-22 despite the completion of all works proposed under the scheme.

A press release issued by the association on Friday said that the District Council and Minority Affairs under the state government had, on 20 November 2020, released Rs. 17.54 lakh as 3rd Quarter of the GIA (Non-Salary) to Village Councils within the CADC.

“Inspite of receiving the amount from the state government, the Chakma Autonomous District Council has failed to disburse the same till now,” the release said.

“It is suspected that the GIA was diverted to some other purpose by former Chief Executive Member Rasik Mohan Chakma during whose tenure the fund had been received from the State government,” the organisation alleged.

In a letter signed by 79 members, which was addressed to Chief Minister Zoramthanga, the association had urged the former to take cognizance of the matter and initiate inquiry to find out the actual status of the undisbursed GIA fund, cause of delay in its disbursal, and also to take strong necessary action against those responsible for the irregularity.

It had also appealed to the Chief Minister to take necessary action for early disbursement of the amount.

The association threatened to launch indefinite agitation against the Executive Committee of the Chakma council unless it receives a positive response by next week.

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