CSWO protest Mehta’s appointment as Meghalaya Security Advisor

Shillong, March 6 : A women’s group in Meghalaya today opposed the appointment of senior retired IPS officer Rajiv Mehta as Security Advisor to Chief Minister Mukul Sangma. On March 3, the Meghalaya Cabinet approved the appointment of Mehta, a former Meghalaya police chief, as Security Advisor.”We strongly object to this illegal move, where public fund will be of waste just to accommodate few corrupt officials who never performed,” Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO), president Agnes Kharshiing said. In a statement issued to the media, Ms Kharshiing said that the CSWO vehemently opposed such moves by state government to appoint retired officials in any department of the State, as this puts a stop gap, to others who are due for promotions and the many youth who are in need of a job, and this directly also violates their Constitutional rights.”Rules are clearly laid down and anything contrary which could have been accommodated to fit the corrupt should be scrapped as nothing unjustified can be accepted in any State of Governance where public too has their opinions which those in Governance have to observe and take,” she said. The CSWO also asked he government not to “dilly dally” in appointing a full fledged State DGP while warned the government that if they do not take this seriously the CSWO will pursue as per law required against all these methods of violating the Rules and Procedures. “The Chief Secretary knows that these tactics of appointing retired people are played by some in the Government and the appointments are not based on any rule. The Chief Secretary, who is the Government custodian, should strongly take note of this and many other irregularities being carried out at the whims and fancies of some public servants and corrupt IAS bureaucrats,” Kharshiing said.

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