Meghalaya: TUR submits memorandum to Chief Minister for consolidating MLAs fund
The Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR) and Workers Power of Meghalaya has submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, demanding that Rs 2 crore sanctioned to MLAs to implement various schemes each year should immediately be consolidated into a single fund of Rs 120 crore.
In a statement issued, the organisations said that the cash transfer or income support for the families daily wage workers, domestic workers, taxi drivers, shop assistants, street vendors and marginal farmers should be done from such a fund of Rs 5000 in two instalments.
“Working class families are staring at hunger, disease and homelessness. This is a time to support the working classes of Meghalaya and therefore keeping in mind the financial crisis in the state, it is right to consolidate MLALAD and MPLAD funds to help mitigate the crisis being faced by the toiling people of the state”, the two organizations said.
Further, TUR has demanded that 25 per cent salary of Class One Officers including central services officers and the tax refund being done for IAS and IPS officer should also be utilised to take care of the out of pocket medical expenses of the working class citizens during this pandemic.
“Crisis facing our society is not just medical but is connected to the choices we make vis a vis governance and politics”, the organisations said.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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