BJP files RTI on funds use

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By OUR CORRESPONDENT
  • Published 28.04.11
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Shillong, April 27: The Meghalaya unit of the BJP today sought information through the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005, on the slow processing of certificates for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and Scheduled Castes (SC) by the state government.

“Smelling a rat” in the utilisation of funds meant for the OBCs, Scheduled Castes and minorities in the state, BJP general secretary Dipayan Chakraborty said, “We feel minorities in Meghalaya are being taken for a ride and the schemes are not being implemented by the Congress-led government. Similarly, it is not seen where the state government spends the central funds meant for OBCs and Scheduled Castes.”

Chakraborty, who was seeking information from the public information officer of the social welfare department, wanted to know about the number of certificates and the total amount of funds procured in the past five years from the Centre.

Elaborating, the BJP leader questioned the amount of funds that was utilised in the past five years for the welfare of the OBCs, Scheduled Castes and minorities in the state.

He also wanted details about the schemes under which the funds were utilised.