Thousands of employees under the payroll of the GHADC are yet to be paid their salaries for over a year while many who retired from active services are yet to get their gratuity over the past few months as well.
“The first priority is to try and find ways to tackle the massive financial crisis plaguing the GHADC. We have to find ways and means into clearing pending salaries and gratuity of the staff,” said Dipul Marak while expressing his gratitude to the members for his elevation to the post of CEM.
Dipul is a MDC from the Rochonpara constituency which he won for the second time. He has held several portfolios including EM of taxation and civil works department.
The new CEM was congratulated during the house session by sitting MDC and MLAs Benedict Marak (MLA), S G Esmatur Momin (MLA), Dolly K Sangma (MDC), Denang T Sangma (MDC) and Augustine Marak (MDC) who expressed optimism that the new CEM would pave new ground while assuring of their support.
“We will actively cooperate with the centre and state governments to ensure development takes place,” said Dipul Marak though he still raised concerns over the frequent changes of side of MDCs in GHADC in the absence of an anti defection law. Incidentally this is the 3rd EC in the past 3 years of the GHADC.