‘Surgical strike’ in Fishery department continues, six more suspended

‘Surgical strike’ in Fishery department continues, six more suspended

Our Correspondent

MANGALDAI: In the continuing ‘surgical strike’ to clean up the Fishery department, which has often come into the limelight for alleged rampant corruption and malpractices, six more Fishery Demonstrators have been placed under suspension.

According to information, the suspended officials are Himangshu Barua of Rani Development Block and Gobinda Das of Boko Development Block in Kamrup district, Manoj Kumar Sarma of Bihaguri Development Block, Siba Prasad Sarma of Rangapara Development Block and Jyotish Das of Dhekiajuli Development Block in Sonitpur district and Jatin Chandra Nath of Binnakandi Development Block in Nagaon district.

On the other hand, Mosaddique Ahmed of Bangaon Development Block in Kamrup district and Amzad Hussain in Dhuburi district has been transferred. According to information, the Director of Fisheries, as per the instruction of State Fishery Minister Parimal Suklabaidya, has taken a tough stand to make the functioning of the Fishery department transparent. Accordingly, he has entrusted some senior officials to conduct inquiry into alleged corrupt practices and misappropriation of government fund meant for beneficiaries. On the basis of the findings of the inquiry reports, the department finally took the departmental proceedings against the erring officials and placed them under suspension.

At present, a total of 206 Fishery Demonstrators have been serving in the Fisheries department and out of these 206 Fishery Demonstrators, 17 have been placed under suspension. A number of fish farmers and young fishery entrepreneurs have expressed their satisfaction over the action initiated by the department as a section of corrupt and dishonest officials since long had been indulging in corruption and malpractices only to deprive the genuine fish farmers of the State. They also demanded for a high-level inquiry against a section of District Fishery Officers who are also allegedly involved in corrupt practices.


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