Agartala 18, November 23: On Friday, a delegation from the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), led by Chief Executive Member (CEM) PC Jamatia, met with Governor Indrasena Reddy Nallu to discuss various issues. The delegation, representing the ruling Tipra Motha Party (TMP), submitted a letter titled “Submission of Representation to the Executive Committee Members of TTAADC and Members of the District Council.
The letter informed the governor about the clearance of 24 pending bills legislated by the council, including customary bills of Tiprasa. It highlighted concerns regarding the non-release of funds, citing the state government’s approval of only Rs. 672.64 crores out of the TTAADC‘s approved budget of Rs. 1148.35 crores for the year 2023-24.
The letter pointed out that the allocated funds were insufficient for the actual requirements of TTAADC, specifically for salary, pension, wages, and other administrative expenditures for the 6871 employees and pensioners during the fiscal year 2023-24.
Additionally, the letter proposed separate funds in the head of account for salary, pension, wages, etc., and another for related development activities. It appealed for the expedited conduct of Village Committee (V.C.) Elections, emphasizing the hindrance to development activities, monitoring, and planning in the absence of elected members.
The delegation also pressed for the handover of specified departments—Power, R.D. (Rural Development), and WR & DWS (Water Resources & Drinking Water Supply)—as per the state government’s notification. They also sought a partial share for three other departments—Agriculture, Health & Family Welfare, and Fisheries—under the TTAADC’s jurisdiction.
Furthermore, the letter highlighted the plea to the state government for grants for village road projects and education infrastructure in Tiprasa villages. The proposed projects included 122 roads with a total budget of Rs. 564.42 crores. The delegation emphasized the need for financial support to ensure the smooth functioning of 1624 schools in TTAADC areas, catering to over 50,860 students and 4528 teaching staff.