Former chief secretary of Assam, T Y Das, has taken over as the chairperson of Assam wing of the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) on Monday.
Das after taking the charge said she would put all efforts to run the society smoothly.
“After being the chairperson of the Red Cross Society Assam wing, I am looking forward to work for the society efficiently,” Das said.
Diganta Bujarbaruah, general secretary of the IRCS Assam wing, said that the new executive body under the chairpersonship of TY Das would look into the allegations of corruption and fund embezzlement brought by Red Cross Discharged Employee Union (RCDEU) and take necessary action if any evidence is found.
Bujarbaruah also said, “The state government has already taken steps taking RCDEU’s allegations seriously.”
It may be mentioned RCDEU on August 20 had staged hunger strike against alleged corruption in the Red Cross Hospital in Guwahati.
Union president Ramen Barua had alleged that the Union would not let the ‘corrupt’ people to destroy the Red Cross Hospital at Chandmari in the city which has a glorious past.
The union had also demanded dismissal of the previous executive committee of the Assam wing of the IRCS.
Minati Choudhury was the acting chairperson after demise of previous chairperson Renuka Devi in 2017.
The executive committee has six members from Nagaon district branch, Mangaldai district branch, Bilasipara district branch, Silchar district branch, Nalbari district branch, Jorhat district branch and Charaideu district branch of the Indian Red Cross Society.