Assam governor announces zero tolerance against corruption in BTC
Kokrajhar: Assuring people a corruption-free administration in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) during the governor’s rule, Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi has announced that zero tolerance policy will be followed against any level of officers in case of any kind of corruption charges, if it arises.
Mukhi on Tuesday took stock of the administration in BTC and also asked the administrators to prepare a road map to use skill sets of the workers for the development of the autonomous council.
The governor earlier on Tuesday held a meeting with the principal secretary, deputy commissioners, senior officials of police and law enforcement departments at Bodoland Secretariat in Kokrajhar. The governor took to Twitter to share the same.
He also held meetings with various social and student union bodies, including All Bodo Students’ Union, Bodo Sahitya Sabha, Bodoland Students Union, AKRSU, AAMSU, ABMSU, Goria Moria Deshi Jatiya Parishad, UPPL, Bathow Traditional & Cultural Center and Baganshali Kokrajhar, among several others.
Meanwhile, the All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) submitted a memorandum to the Governor and urged him to take measure to initiate good governance in the council that will help in paving the way for development and welfare of the society.
Speaking to media persons, ABSU president Dipen Boro said that the students’ union always want peace and integrity to bring healthy development and welfare among the society in the council.
Meanwhile, Member of Parliament Biswajit Daimary raised questions on the visit of governor Mukhi to Kokrajhar during the ongoing lockdown due to COVID-19.
Speaking to media persons on Monday, Daimary -- a senior leader of the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF), which is also a partner in the ruling BJP-led government in Assam -- said that the restrictions imposed by the government due to COVID-19 should be equal for all and no one, be it a minister or a public figure, should be allowed to break the rules.
“Since no persons above the age of 65 years and children below the age of 10 years are allowed to move from one place to another as per lockdown restrictions, how can the Governor, aged 77, travel to the BTC?,” Daimary said.
This was the Governor’s first visit to the district after taking over the reins of BTC administration on April 28. The development took place after the expiry of the term of the Hagrama Mohilary-led BTC council a day earlier.