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Friday , February 15 , 2013
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Cong leader meets Ahmed

Ranchi, Feb. 14: Congress legislature party leader Rajendra Prasad Singh today called on Governor Syed Ahmed and requested him to initiate steps to fill up teachers’ vacancies and ensure devolution of powers to elected panchayats.

Singh argued that teaching in the schools have badly been affected in the absence of adequate number of teachers. Appointment of fresh teachers would be would also be a decent source of living to several families.

He said that development work in village wasn’t giving the desired results because the elected panchayati raj bodies had not been given due powers with government officials continuing to call the shots.

“The governor heard me patiently and promised to do the needful. We are now preparing to leave for Delhi to take part in a meeting convened by Rahul Gandhi on February 15 and 16. I will be meeting the governor again on February 19 along with our state chief Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu.”

At its two-day Delhi convention with state party presidents and legislature party leaders, the Congress aims to discuss ways and means for strengthening the party organisation and chalk out future action plans accordingly.

Hence, it is likely that Singh will present a fresh set of demands to Ahmed in tune with the directions he receives from the party high-command.

Jharkhand Janadhikar Manch member Bandhu Tirkey and Rashtriya Halyan Paksha member Chamra Linda also called on the Ahmed and apprised him of the problems being faced by the people, especially scheduled tribes.

They also elaborated on the issues raised by them earlier in the Assembly.

The pointed to alleged irregularities in appointment of police constables and in filling up posts reserved for scheduled tribes by general category candidates. Problems in Aadhaar cards enrolments and the pitiable plight of rural electrification works were also discussed.

“We also met the advisers to the governor. We will be meeting Ahmed tomorrow again and submit some documents,” said Tirkey.

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