Nongrem alleges diversion of KHADC funds by CEM

SHILLONG, Mar 15: Leader of Opposition in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Manstudy Nongrem today alleged that the Chief Executive Member (CEM), Pynhshngain N Syiem distributed schemes worth Rs 28 crore without the knowledge of the Executive Committee.

Nongrem alleged that the schemes numbering 16 of them were approved on January 10, this year by the “Council Planning and Implementation Committee” of the KHADC.

“Interestingly no one knows who were or are the members of this committee,” the Leader of Opposition in the KHADC said.

As per the proceedings of the meeting, the Chairman of the Committee who is the CEM himself stressed upon the need and importance of utilising the goverment funds/grants in an effective manner so that the expectations and dreams of the public in general can be interpreted into reality.

He further emphasised on the need to allot the contract works to the experienced, sincere and reliable contractors to enable the Council to achieve its goal.

Nongrem also said that the proceedings of the meeting was signed by the CEM himself without any seal whereas as per rule it should have been signed by Secretary of the district council.

The beneficiaries of these schemes are, Kitbok Warbah for construction of office building of the KHADC at Garikhana, Shillong, construction of KHADC, traditional cultural centre at Umiam (Jingkieng Kalong) by M/S Rodeka Enterprise.

Construction of district council court at Nongstoin by Biangki Lyngdoh, construction of wholesale vegetable market, at Iewduh, Shillong  also by Biangki Lyngdoh.

Construction of fencing at KHADC campus by A Rynjah, construction of fencing at Lailad by Fullstar Rani, construction of fencing at Nongpoh branch office by Kitborlang Nongphlang, construction of Byrnihat market by LK Sawkmie, construction of Laitlyngkot market by Medhi Sumer and construction of quarter at Nongpoh Branch by J Nongsiej.

Exterior and interior designing work of guest house at MDC’s hostel, Shillong by M/S Kharsyntiew Industries, exterior and interior designing work at court building, Shillong also by M/S Kharsyntiew Industries.

Construction of Mawkyrwat market complex by A Lyngdoh, improvement and minor repair of Umdohlun-Wahkaji-Phlangdiloin road  by Biangki Lyngdoh and P Lyngdoh, improvement and minor repair of Wahkaji-Mawthabah road by Dondee Khongsit and Smti H Kharphuli and furnishing of guest house at Nongpoh by Smti M Syiem.

The leader of opposition also said that the MDCs are not aware where the CEM has diverted the funds.

“We would like to seek a clarification. The State Government has not allotted the funds for creating the assets of the Council. The funds was earmarked for developmental projects in the various constituencies of the KHADC,” Nongrem said.

He further alleged that the CEM had told the Congress MDCs from Sohra, Donevan Kharwanlang and of Mawphlang Lamphrang Blah when they had met him he has to do this for party fund.

“He said he love his people but now it shows that he loves to gather wealth,” Nongrem alleged.

Nongrem also alleged that Syiem, recasted schemes worth around Rs 6,27,90,000 relating to State Level Committee