Inquiry panel prepares report on MeECL anomalies: Meghalaya Deputy CM

Shillong, Mar 16 : Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister in-charge Power, Prestone Tynsong on Wednesday said the Independent Inquiry Committee, probing into the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) anomalies is preparing its report for submission before the deadline of March 31. Tynsong was replying to a query raised by Leader of Opposition Mukul Sangma on the status of the inquiry into the alleged irregularities in the implementation of projects under Saubhagya in the state. Chief Minister Conrad Sangma was forced to strip off the Power portfolio from James Sangma after the opposition Congress and some of the coalition partners in the ruling National People’s Party-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government demanded his removal due to the alleged scam in the implementation of power projects. Tynsong told the Assembly that the inquiry committee headed by Justice (retired) RN Mishra of the Allahabad High Court commenced its proceedings and has made 18 sittings to date. Justice Mishra is assisted by retired IAS officer Manoj Kumar as an Administrative Member and retired REC Executive Director S l Kumar as Technical Member. The Independent Inquiry Committee had been notified to inquire inter alia, into the various aspects of functioning of the MeECL pertaining to procurement, AT&C losses and Human Resources Management. Replying to a query, the Deputy Chief Minister said the Saubhagya scheme is also under the scope of the inquiry. He said the inquiry committee had issued a public notice inviting interested persons to depose before it, met officials of MeECL and has sought all the required documents from MeECL. At present, the committee is preparing the report for submission before the deadline on March 31, 2022,” Tynsong said. RRK RN

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