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TRIHMS director faces forum ire

TRIHMS director faces forum ire

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Oct 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From our correspondent

Itagar, Oct 12: Accusing Director of Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) Dr Moji Jini for deliberately diluting the laid down norms and guidelines for promotion in the Health department; the Aruchal Vigilance Forum (AVF) has demanded his immediate suspension.

The AVF in a representation submitted to the State chief secretary, on Wednesday, claimed that Dr Jini had inexplicably cleared the vigilance hurdles to occupy the top post in the Health department, which was unprecedented.

The state Principal Secretary (Vigilance) had through order PSH-6/2012-13/97 dated April 2, 2013 (Annexure–A) framed a procedure to curb the practice of encroachment and demolition of public property. It was decided that in order to get promotion and settle retirement dues, a government officer must get a vigilance clearance from the deputy commissioner concerned stating that he or she has not encroached upon or demolished government or public property. Vigilance clearance in the form of NOC by a competent authority was not obtained in the case of Dr Jini, but he was promoted as Director of Health Services from Director of Medical Education and again as director TRIHMS, the forum alleged.

“This is a blatant violation of the laid down government norms as the same guideline to get a promotion remains the same for all government employees irrespective of the position he or she holds,” the AVF wrote in its letter.

The forum added that the office of the state Under Secretary (Vigilance), who is ideally not the competent authority to give clearance certificate, had issued one to Dr Jini. But a case (No CEO/DAD/Jud- 280/2011) was registered against the director on April 3, 2013.

The clearance, however, was cancelled after the Chief Estate Officer vide letter dated July 30, 2015 (Annexure-F) informed the then deputy commissioner that Dr Jini had encroached upon government land.

This land encroachment case is still pending before the court of Chief Estate Officer for trial. “As such, there is no question of issuing NOC in favour of Dr Jini. His promotion accordingly is illegal and devoid of merits,” the AVF said.

The forum further claimed that Dr Jini owns disproportiote assets worth Rs 10-crore in and around harlagun, which includes a four-storey building in C-Sector and a bungalow in A-Sector.

It is to be mentioned here that, the AVF has already lodged a complaint to the Special Investigation Cell over the matter and the same has been forwarded to the Under Secretary (Vigilance) by the Cell’s SP on October 3 last for further necessary action.The AVF has also lodged an FIR at the Itagar police station seeking investigation into the same.

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