Consultants draining state’s resources: AITC

SHILLONG, July 2: The Opposition All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) on Saturday said the state government’s continuous utilisation of so-called experts in various departments has landed Meghalaya in a mess.
These experts or consultants have been draining the resources of the state away, the party said.
“The mess in which we are is because these consultants have no knowledge of the state but are trying to put a square peg in a round hole,” AITC chief whip George B Lyngdoh said.
The constant use of the unproductive services of such experts has seen all schemes designed by the government fail in the past four-and-a-half years, he added.
Referring to the state government engaging an international body of experts to effectively manage the burgeoning traffic woes in the city, he said: “We do not know the background of such experts and agencies, whether or not they have been successful in other parts of the country or the world.”
Lyngdoh said the selection of such consultants has been murky.
The international body of experts has submitted its initial report.
The state government is “looking at ways and means” to implement the short-term goals and obtain resources for long-term action as suggested by these experts.

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