Tripura tribal council demands allocation of funds, appointment of IAS officers

Agartala: After taking charge of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), the newly-elected executive members called upon Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb at Civil Secretariat on Friday.

The delegation including chief executive member (CEM) Purna Chandra Jamatia and The Indigenous Progressive Regional Alliance (TIPRA) chairman Pradyot Kishore Deb Barman held a discussion with the chief minister and placed several demands.

The CEM demanded the allocation of necessary funds from the state government for the development of the ADC area. He also assured the chief minister that the ADC administration would continue its efforts to complete the projects of the Central and state governments with sincerity.

“In order to expedite the administrative work of the ADC area, appointment of at least two IAS-rank officers in the ADC in the interest of expeditious communication with the state and central government is needed,” the CEM said.

During the meeting, CM Deb expressed the state government’s overall support for the development of ADC. He also said that the state government has taken initiatives to pave the roads in the ADC area by 2022.

“The chief minister said the state government has made efforts to provide drinking water and toilets in every Anganwari centre and school in the ADC area,” a press statement read.

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The chief minister further sought support from the newly elected members to work sincerely for the creation of employment opportunities through education, health, drinking water, electricity, industry and training in the ADC area.

The chief minister asked the newly elected ADC members and others to change the mindset of the officers working on infrastructure development in the ADC area, improve the quality of construction work including roads, conduct regular follow-up of each work and regularly supervise the same construction work from time to time.

The CM emphasised on delegating power to the officials in charge of the area so that there would be no difficulty or harassment for the tribal people to get birth and death certificates in the area.

Requests were made for the renovation of the old building of Gandacherra Sub-Divisional Hospital and the provision of specialist medical services in that hospital.

The newly elected members also informed the CM that pictures of the Prime Minister and home minister of the country will be put up in the ADC council building.

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