Arunachal Government on Wednesday appointed 22 members of legislative assembly (MLAs) as advisors to ministers in a small function held at the Chief minister’s office. The MLAs were handed over appointments by CM Pema Khandu. The advisors are to assist the ministers and the government in accelerating the functioning and monitoring of the various ongoing projects.
“These appointments have no financial implication whatsoever to the state exchequer,” said Khandu, while also clearly stating that “They shall not be entitled to any emoluments, remuneration, perks and facilities.” Khandu further said that the appointments are aimed to provide a sense of responsibility among the elected representatives to uphold the spirit of teamwork so that the work culture is improved and the undertaken tasks are completed on time.
The MLAs have been appointed with immediate effect under the provisions of the guidelines for Appointment of Advisors to the Ministers of Arunachal Pradesh for Public Service, 2020 rule.In two separate orders, the state government also appointed Nyato Dukam as chairman of the Arunachal Pradesh Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board and Mopi Mihu as chairman of the Arunachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency on the day.