ITANAGAR, Sept 05: All Arunachal Pradesh Students” union (AAPSU), lodged a complaint with chief secretary against Capital DC Prince Dhawan, an IAS officer, for corrupt practice and misuse of Govt money during assessment and disbursement of compensation construction of 4-lane (from Chandranagar to Pappu Nallah tri-junction NH415), demanded his immediate suspension and institute and enquiry.
In continuation of its 03.09.18 letter endorsing the above matter against Dhawan, the AAPSU reiterated its claim to hold the DC responsible for corruption in disbursement of Govt. money. Taking note of Dhawan’s denial and shifting blame to his predecessor Sandeep Kr. Singh for the disbursement of payment as highlighted in local media, AAPSU substantiated its claim with following documents as evidence for perusal and his immediate suspension and post and efficient DC while restoring the notified RoW as per compensation disbursed.
Giving comparative statement of both DCs, the Union claimed how Dhawan violated order No. DC/LM-93/2016 of 26.04.17 to issue list of beneficiaries on 26.04.17 after joining on 01.03.17 with supporting documents.
“The DC had provided Rs. 42, 63, 29, 377 for compensation of the legal and illegal or authorised and unauthorised standing structures including agriculture-horticulture and forest items beyond notified RoW, i.e., 40/30 meter NH415 Itanagar to Banderdewa by the GoI, The GoAP had allocated Rs. 8,95,00,000 for compensating the encroachers for self demolition of the structures within RoW (15/20 meter) of NH415 Chandranagar to Pappu Nallah tri-junction.
On physically verification, the Union found that Dhawan had resorted to corrupt practices and cited the example of Dr. Tangor Tapak, Dr. Biman Natung, Yapi Murtem, Tomar Kamki, ida Gadi, Khyoda Apik and Khyoda Kaku as no structures were removed but huge compensation paid, prima facie clear case of corruption. Moreover, horticulture, agriculture and forest items as per payment bills are not available. He had reduced the RoW from 30/40 meter to 18 meter thus violated his order and 09.06.17 Cabinet decision, which “speaks of his willful offence committed before the eye of the law”.
AAPSU is not only worried of corruption committed by Dhawan but also worried of the future of the state as present GoAP boasts of good governance, said the memorandum, signed by Hawa Bagang (president), Tobom Dai (general secretary) and Tatung Taga (convenor).