Contractors In BTR Demands Release Of Pending Bills

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KOKRAJHAR, FEB 24: The Bodoland Contractor Association has demanded early sanctioning and releasing of the SOPD funds of all departments, WP(T) & BC, CD etc for payment of dues of the contractor’s bills for the completion of contract work under various departments of Bodoland Territorial Region and payment of running bills of the pending works.

A memorandum was submitted to the principal secretary of Bodoland Territorial Region today and demanded immediate releasing of the pending and running bills of the contractors across the region.

Addressing the reporters today at a press conference held at Kokrajhar Press Club, president of the associaion Bikram Daimary told that the association submitted a memorandum to the BTR Principal Secretary to get release of pending bills including running bills of the contract work in the districts.

“The Bodoland Contractor Association said that the contractors of Bodoland Territorial Region got some contract works from SOPD funds from BTC. As per contract agreement the contractors had completed their works. But, unfortunately their liabilities bills of SOPD funds of all departments are still pending since the year of 2014. Besides those completed works, they have some existing contract works which are yet to be completed. But the concerned departments of BTC have not provided running bills as per contract agreement”, the memorandum said.

The contractors have urged the BTR administration authorities to make sanction and release the pending liabilities/ bills as well as running bills of the SOPD funds, 2020-21 of all departments for the best interest of bringing healthy livelihoods of the contractors in the region.

Notably, there are near about 2900 crores of liabilities in all departments of Bodoland Territorial Region districts which was left by BPF ruled previous government.

The BTR administration has now been facing severe hardships due to huge amounts crores of liabilities in the council districts.

Daimary said that the contractors in Bodoland Territorial Region districts are not getting any pending bills/ running bills due to insincerity from the BTR authorities. He has urged the BTR administration to make early sanctioning and releasing of the pending/running bills without any delay.

Daimary has demanded that all pending as well as running bills must be released while bringing a healthy livelihood environment among the citizens in the council.