SHILLONG, April 18: Following charges of fund misappropriation on the non-teaching staff by the Secretary, Diocese Church of North East India, Donald Ingty recently, the incumbent principal of All Saint’s Diocesan HS School, P Lyngdoh who was due for a farewell at the end of this month has been asked to step down from his position immediately.
Lyngdoh has since moved out in compliance of the order, sources informed Meghalaya Times while adding that the principal has now been replaced by his daughter in a ‘temporary arrangement’ until a ‘suitable and qualified’ candidate is appointed to the post of principal.
The school, which is currently in its yearlong golden jubilee celebration that commenced last April, finds itself in this gross manipulation of funds and the ‘unceremonial’ removal of the principal is casting serious doubts on his conduct, said sources.
Following the complaints two non-teaching staff of the school are behind bars now whereas the move to remove the principal is part of a ‘cleaning up process’ initiated by the Secretary.
There are allegations that two buildings of the school are left half-done due to similar fund misappropriation all under the tenure of the outgoing principal. It is alleged that the staff of the school showed only half of the students in each sections against the real numbers to the authorities at the behest of a particular individual. This was the crux of the complaint filed by Ingty who alleged that the management of the school had detected anomalies and discrepancies in the number of students appearing in the audited statement which is substantially lower than that appearing in the attendance register.
It is also alleged that a significant number of teaching staff in this school are related to the outgoing principal. However, the secretary of Diocese Church of North East India is all out to put ‘things in correct order’ informed sources.