SHILLONG, July 16: The Civil Society Women Organisation, (CSWO) has alleged political and bureaucratic interference in transfers of officials in various departments especially where there is a chance of corruption being checked.
“The CSWO is concerned about the frequent political and bureaucratic interference in transfers of officials in various departments especially where there is a chance of corruption being checked,” CSWP president Agnes Kharshiing said.
Claiming that the CSWO has been getting feedback, that the sudden transfer of Managing Director of Meghalaya Transport Corporation,(MTC) A Nikhla is due to ’Political Interference’ , Kharshiing said, “ It has come to the knowledge of the CSWO that Nikhla was also transferred from the forest department as she was objecting to irregularities there too”.
According to the CSWO, in a system of governance run by rules and procedures, whims and fancies of the few corrupt in governance should not be officially recognized and approved as this is highly illegal.
“Those who try to correct the system are getting the boot and kicked around. This cannot be legalized in a State Government run by the Rule of Law and the CSWO will find out more on the sudden transfer and not allow such practices,” Kharshiing said.
Kharshiing also said that it is observed that there are those who corrupt and are convicted are allowed to chose and remain in their same posts for ages and even after retirement there are those who are able to slip in with help of a few corrupt in government.
Furthermore she said that such practice deters the chances of job opportunities for many unemployed youth and also stalls the promotions of deserving officials.
“This practice of sudden transfer when time is not due and accommodating retired officials is strongly opposed. This bad precedent should have been corrected.
“The CSWO will back the good officials dedicated to their job and will see that the government works by the rule of law and not exploit and put officials under fear to speak up the truth. This is clear terror tactics and will not be allowed at any cost,” Kharshiing added.