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RMSA Mission Director violated RTI Act: RTI activist

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 8: RTI activist Dulal Bora today alleged that besides swindling and misappropriating government funds, Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhijan (RMSA) Mission Director Ramesh Chand Jain was also found on the wrong side of the law for violating even the RTI Act.

According to Bora, he had lodged an RTI application at the RMSA seeking some documents. “However, on January 28, 2015 the office of Mission Director Jain informed me through a letter (R.M.S.A/Esstt/RTI/103/2011/130) that in order to get xerox copies of the documents sought, the Mission office needs Rs 5,000, and that the amount should be paid within 15 days from the date of the issuance of the letter,” Bora said, and added: “Accordingly I deposited Rs 5,000 on February 4, 2015. A month has elapsed, but the Mission Director’s office is yet to provide me the documents sought. This implies that the Mission Director has swindled Rs 5,000 from me also.” Bora said he has already lodged an FIR in Dispur police station on March 7 this year in this connection.

“Earlier also, I did lodge an FIR in Dispur police station against the Mission Director against whom a case for swindling and misappropriation of government funds was registered. He had no proof to show how much money the RMSA had received from the Government under Plan schemes of CM’s Innovative schemes for fiscal 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14,” the RTI activist said.

“This apart, Jain took his wife to SA along with him and the meritorious HSLC passed students of 2014 at the cost of the state exchequer. Why should the state exchequer bear the cost of Jain’s wife tour to SA?” Bora said, and added: “In order to get the matter inquired, I did lodge an FIR with Dispur police station. A case to this effect (87/15 under section 409 IPC) was also registered against Jain,” he said.

Replying to Bora’s allegations of interference in the investigation of the case by certain people, Dispur police station OC Biren Chandra Deka told Bora in a letter that none would be allowed to interfere in the investigation of the case.

Meanwhile, when asked on the allegations of swindling of RMSA funds, the Mission Director told The Sentinel today that he had no involvement in the swindling of funds as alleged by Bora.

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