ANGUL: The Chief Minister’s directive to MCL and Nalco authorities here to complete all pending rehabilitation works within three months has been questioned by BJP which has raised doubt over its feasibility.
Ridiculing the ultimatum, Member of State BJP Committee, Kalandi Samal, wondered who would implement the task when there is an acute shortage of Government officials related to these works.
“There is no District Rehabilitation Officer for several years and the office at Talcher lies defunct. At present, one retired official looks after the land works of MCL instead of four earlier,” he said.
He complained that funds from the PSUs are lying idle with the State Government as the RPDAC remains inactive and is hardly concerned about developmental activities.
Taking a dig at Angul Collector, Samal accused him of acting at the behest of the ruling party. “Many displaced people are yet to get new resettlement patta and the administration is bent on demolishing the houses of the land losers without giving them alternative sites,” he added.