State govt should put on hold decisions of MeECL management till inquiry completes: Ardent
Convener of Iada La ka Ri, Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit suggested that the state government would for the time being put all the decisions of the MeECL management in abeyance till the inquiry is completed.
In a statement issued here, Basaiawmoit said, “I strongly urge upon the state government to put on hold any signing of an agreement between the MeECL with any firm or company."
He said that the decision of the MeECL to execute the Letter of Award for the Operation and Maintenance of 56 (Fifty-Six) 33/11KV Sub Stations under the Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Limited to M/S Broadcasting Engineering Consultants Corporation India Limited (BECIL) Noida, despite strong opposition from various quarters show its brazen disregard to the concern of the various stakeholders.
He also said that the functioning of the MeECL is currently under scrutiny, because of serious lapses and corruption charges.
He questioned the reason behind the rush to offer the LOA now when the state government had already constituted an inquiry committee headed by a retired judge.
“The question “I would like to put before the constituents of the present government, especially regional parties, who used to make tall claims about protecting the interest of the indigenous people of the State; whether the decision of the MeECL to outsource the operation and maintenance of 56 Sub Stations is in the interest of the indigenous population and the consumer at large?” he said.
Basaiawmoit said that the government should also recall the issuance of the LOA for outsourcing the Sub-Stations.
“If the Government cannot put on hold all the controversial decisions made by the MeECL management, it will seriously undermine the sincerity of the Government and would be seen as an attempt to hoodwink the people,” he said.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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