Guv not averse to probe into council affairs

Shillong, June 10:Governor Satya Pal Malik has asked the state government to set up an inquiry into the lapses in the preparation of accounts by the autonomous district councils (ADCs) in the state.

“Governor Satya Pal Malik also reiterates that if required and upon consultation with Chief Minister, an inquiry could also be conducted on the lapses in the District Councils if they do not comply,” said a statement issued by the Raj Bhavan.


The statement said that the governor had received a letter from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on June 8, relating to the matter of non-submission of accounts by the District Councils over a period of few successive years and non-tabling of reports of CAG in the District Councils .

“The Governor has taken up the matter with Chief Minister on June 9, and after a verbal telephonic communication with him has also sent a formal DO letter to him urging the Chief Minister to kindly ensure timely and correct preparation of accounts by the concerned District Councils through his personal urgent intervention,” it added.

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