Meghalaya: CCORMAU urges CM to constitute independent inquiry concerning irregularities in MeECL
The Coordination Committee of Registered MeECL (Employees) Associations and Unions (CCORMAU) has urged Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to constitute an Independent Inquiry Commission concerning the "irregularities and scams in the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL)."
In a letter addressed to the CM, the association outlined the issues in the Power Department such as power theft by the Byrnihat-based industries, alleged collusion of MeECL employees based on the Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD), Arun Kembhavi's, inspection at Byrnihat, waiver of penalty bill, enterprise resource planning, smart metering, Saubhagya Scheme, special tariff to the Byrnihat Industries Association (BIA), One Time Settlement Scheme (OTS), concessions during COVID-19 provided to industries, power banking/swapping and resignation of the independent director, among others.
The CCORMAU also stated that the inquiry should include, within its ambit, the various allegations of wrongdoings levelled against the leaders of the CCORMAU.
"CCORMAU urgently impresses that this commission should look into all aspects of alleged wrongdoings and scams in the power sector in general and the MeECL in particular. If there is no action on the above within 60 (sixty) days, then the CCORMAU shall reinstate the President and, further course of action shall be decided," the CCORMAU said.
Besides, the CCORMAU insisted that anyone found guilty should not be spared.
"The CCORMAU prays that such steps should be urgently taken as a necessary measure towards reforming and revamping the MeECL, which is a prime jewel among the PSUs of Meghalaya," he said.
(Edited by Andre Kongri)