Meghalaya: MeECL needs to be revamped, admits MDA partners
Coalition partners in the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) admitted that the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) needs to be revamped since it has been in disarray for a long time.
Speaking to reporters, BJP leader and Cabinet Minister Alexander Laloo Hek said, “The Power Department needs to set its house in order. As a BJP leader, I feel any decision taken should be for the benefit of the public. It should be based on merit and we will discuss and then act on it.”
On the intention of the government to outsource two distribution circles (Shillong and Jaintia) to Rural Electrification Corporation (REC), Hek was not convinced with the explanation provided by the Finance Department and favours more discussion.
“No complete explanation was given by the Finance department. We from the party will discuss steps to take accordingly,” he said.
Meanwhile, president of People’s Democratic Front (PDF) Banteidor Lyngdoh said that the party strongly oppose the move to outsource the two circles to the REC, arguing that it will affect the MeECL and the public.
He revealed that some legislators were not happy with this proposed move for Distribution Franchisees (DF).
“Yes, the MeECL should be revamped and bring about different systems but not to outsource to a company. We will not allow,” he said.
The PDF will be constructive in its approach, he added.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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