Tawang: Meeting held to finalise the list of stranded people

NET News Desk

The District Administration Tawang today convened a meeting in the conference hall of DC office Tawang with members of CBOs and students union of Tawang district to discuss and finalize the list of stranded persons outside the state due to nationwide lockdown.

The meeting was chaired by DC Tawang Sang Phuntsok. Members from ATDSU, AMSU and MMT attended the meeting besides SP Tawang ADC Tawang and Padmashree Awardee Lama Thupten Phuntsok.

Additional DC Tawang Lobsang Tsering informed the house that around 960 stranded persons from Tawang registered online in the Google platform, and out of this 960 registered, District Administration would give priority to the stranded students in the first lot, numbering 332 students. These 332 students will get an amount of Rs 3500 credited in their bank accounts by this evening from the state government.

Padmashree awardee Lama Thupten Phuntsok, participating in the discussion, requested the student leaders to help find out the genuine students stranded outside and also to check thoroughly the list prepared by District administration for any duplication.

From the student’s side, the request was placed before the authority to consider the left out students who couldn’t fill up the online registration forms due to one or other reasons.

DC Phuntsok informed that initially, District Administration received a list of 1523 stranded people but after de-duplication and contacting all the persons a shortlist of 960 persons has now been prepared, and priority would be given to 332 confirmed students in the first lot.

The amount shall be transferred as fixed by the government by this evening to 332 students, and the next lot will be ready for the transfer of amount within one or two days after due verification. He further informed that it is our collective responsibility to make sure that all the genuine persons get the benefit and no one should be left out, but at the same time there shouldn’t be any double payment made in hurry. DC Tawang informed the house that a committee of Officers has been formed to examine and verify the genuineness of the applicant.