SHILLONG, Nov 09: The State Government will follow the directions of the court in regard to whether it will drop an incumbent Cabinet Minister who has been named in the 2009 education job fiasco.
Informing this here on Thursday, Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma said that the issue of dropping or not dropping of a minister is also again be linked with the outcome of the case and the issue of any alleged involvement of the Minister concerned.
“So we decided to wait for the outcome, allegations and the whole findings of the investigation and pronouncement of judgment should be the guiding principle for my government and this is the stand I have taken from day one,” he said.
“We have taken a conscious stand that the allegations, the whole process of law and outcome thereof, will be taken as the guiding principle for us to decide on the fate of any member of the cabinet,” he added.
Stating that the government has been waiting for the outcome of the ruling of the High Court, Dr. Sangma however said but this case has not been confined only with the High Court but also the Supreme Court.
The Meghalaya High Court in its judgment passed recently had handed over the investigation into the infamous 2009-education job scam to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is directed to submit its report within a period of six months.
In this regard, the Chief Minister informed that the whole exercise is on as to what will be future course of action in as far as the court’s ruling is concerned as this ruling also have lots of ramifications.
“These ramifications have to be examined from both the legal perspective and constitutional perspective and from the principle of natural justice perspective since it affects all categories of teachers who were appointed after the whole recruitment process,” he said.
As such, he said that the government is therefore examining all angles, based on which further course of action will be decided upon.