Meghalaya: NGO urges JHADC not to lease out check-gates to private parties
The Hynniewtrep Integrated Territorial Organisation (HITO) has written to the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC), urging the Council to refrain from leasing out the check-gates.
The organisation asked the CEM to not lease out the check-points to private persons as there are irregularities in the funds collected from the check-gates at Sonapur in East Jaintia Hills and Mookyndur in West Jaintia Hills.
HITO also alleged leasing out the check-points would only benefit a few members of the Council, “who do not work for the interest of the JHADC”.
Furthermore, the organisation alleged that there is leakage of revenue from two check gates under the jurisdiction of the JHADC.
The organisation maintained that RTI reports had revealed a loss of revenue at the chack-gates from September 2018 to February 2020.
“It was revealed that the total number of vehicles illegally plying through the check gates, without documents, is 58,293. The penalty for not having documents is minimum Rs 1000 while the maximum amount is Rs 1 lakh.”
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