Govt sets April 10 deadline for HPC to reply on proposal for relocation of Sweepers’ Colony residents

The state government has decided to give time to Harijan Panchayat Committee (HPC) to submit its reply on the proposal for relocating the residents of Sweepers’ Colony, by April 10.

Speaking to reporters, Deputy Chief Minister in-charge Urban Affairs Sniawbhalang Dhar said, “We have already given the blueprint to them and we have given them time to reply till April 10.”

He said that the direction was taken after the HPC had sought for another three months’ time to respond to the government’s proposal.

“However, we have not agreed to their request and we have decided to give them till April 10, to reply to us,” Dhar said.

He said, “After this only the high level committee (HLC) will call a meeting to take a final decision on the matter.”

When asked, the deputy chief minister said, “We will hear first from their (HPC) side and after that we will be able to tell you what we should do and what we should not do. It is not advisable for me to tell now what we will do.”

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