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CSWO bats for upright officials

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 July 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From A Correspondent
Shillong, July 17: The Civil Society Women Organisation (CSWO) on Sunday expressed concern over the frequent political and bureaucratic interference in transfers of officials in various departments, especially where there is a chance of corruption being checked.
“We have been getting feedbacks that, as reported, the sudden transfer of A Nikhla as MD of Meghalaya Transport Corporation is due to political Interference and the move to suddenly transfer him has been strongly opposed by many organizations, including us,” CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing said.
She added “It has come to the knowledge of the CSWO that Nikhla was also transferred from the Forest Department as she was objecting to irregularities there too.”
According to the organisation, in a system of governce run by rules and procedures, whims and fancies of a few corrupt in the government should not be officially recognized and approved as this is illegal.
“Those who try to correct the system are getting the boot and kicked around. This cannot be legalized in a State Government run by the rule of law and we will find out more on the sudden transfer and not allow such practices,” she warned.
Kharshiing also observed that there are those who indulge in corruption and are convicted, yet they are allowed to chose and remain in the same posts for ages. And even after retirement, there are those who are able to slip in with help of a few corrupt in the government, thereby dimming the chances of job opportunities for many unemployed youth and stalling the promotions of deserving officials.
“We strongly oppose this practice of sudden transfer and accommodating retired officials. It cannot be the policy of the government running as per law of the land and the Chief Secretaries should have known and corrected this bad precedent,” she said.
The CSWO declared that it will back up good officials dedicated to their job and ensure that the government works as per the rule of law and not harass upright officials for speaking the truth.

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