Meghalaya govt orders probe into alleged scams in MeECL & ICDS implementation



Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, on Monday, informed that an enquiry committee to probe into the alleged irregularities in the state-owned Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) has been formed, and necessary orders and instructions for the conduct of the enquiry have been given to them.

He informed that the panel, comprising of experts from the various fields have been selected to oversee the matter, who will submit a report to the government after the investigation process is over.

It may be mentioned that the Meghalaya government had ordered an independent enquiry into the alleged financial mess inside the MeECL, and subsequently, an independent commission was set up to probe the allegations levied against the department.

The CM maintained that the enquiry will have no government influence, neither will it involve any third party involvement.

“We have avoided people who have any kind of link with state government or North East in terms of Power Department or any other department. We have avoided people who could have links to MeECL or the Power Department so that we can have complete independent opinion.” Sangma said.

Enquiry into the alleged ICDS scam

The Government will also constitute an independent enquiry commission into the alleged Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scam, which has become a big issue in the state.

Sangma informed that the ICDS probe will be headed by a judge, who will come out with a detailed report after the findings are out.

The government will maintain complete transparency during the investigation process in terms of all the details and data required for the probe to be completed, he added.

Replying to allegations that the products (food items) supplied to the Anganwadi centres were tasteless and fed to pigs, the CM said that these products are tested every three months and the matter will be clear only after a proper enquiry.

(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)

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