From our special correspondent
IMPHAL MAY 10: With a view to monitoring the expenditure and checking fund diversion there is a bye law in Regiol Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal. This was exposed in a scoop by Hueiyen Lanpao, an English newspaper in Imphal. It fruther says that Rule 10 (iv) of the bye law says, “an interl audit section may be set up....(which) may be assigned to an independent professiol firm...”Under this provision one interl auditor, S. Manihar, had been engaged by RIMS. Reports said that he was doing an excellent job. However for unexplained reasons his service was dispensed with by an order issued on October 20, 2014. Till date no replacement has been appointed.In other words there is no mechanism to check the expenses and fund diversions interlly. Recently there had been some newsreports to the effect that fund earmarked for infrastructures had been used in departmental works and Dental college may be the first casualty. The deputy director (Administrastion) who is deputed from the health ministry has not done anything in this regard. It is instructive to recall that DESAM had pointed out that the RIMS authority has not given major pelty to the chief accounts officer as recommended by the CBI.It is not known whether the health ministry officials are monitoring these sorry goings on in the medical college where students of the NE region are admitted.The Sentinel understands that taking undue advantage of the absence of the interl auditor a huge amount of money earmarked for some construction works by the centrally approved firms had been diverted to departmental works which are controlled by the heads of the departments.