New govt. should not let free those misappropriating public money
- Imphal Times Editorial :: April 14 2017 -
A wrongdoer always comforts himself by believing that nobody else saw him commit that sin and that he will continue to be pious and honest person in the eyes of others.
Whatever may be the truth whether other saw his wrongful acts or not, the fact remains that because of this action of his he will fall down in his own eyes? He will never be pardoned.
This feeling of guilt will linger on his mind till the last.
This should be well noted by the former Chief Engineer of the state Power department which has been converted to a corporation.
It was under his nose that various upgradation works to ensure regular power supply has been implemented.
Besides, it was under his supervision that many electricity consumers were put behind bars for their failure to clear the electricity bill.
The people of the state had even witness a teenage girl suicide unable to bear the humiliation meted to her family during the drive.
In 2004, Imphal Times had published 2 stories on how the head of the department had cheated the general public.
The first story published was about how the than Chief Engineer, had manipulated the ACRs of the Section Officers for selecting his choice to promote to the post of Assistant Engineer.
Every concern authorities of the state electricity department including the minister in charge know about the news story and there was no clarification made which perhaps can declare that the then Chief Engineer had manipulated the ACRs of some of the Section officers.
However, no visible action was seen taken up, even after the new government has replaced the former one.
In yet another misdeed, some vested interested persons serving for the department had cheated the government by not implementing a work of the department to meet its quality.
The report was published in Imphal Times on its June 26th, 2014 Issue under the heading “Conductors meant for 11 KV found used in renovation work of 33KV Transmission Line”.
Imphal Times had categorically stated that the transmission conductor of the 33 KV line from Leimakhong to Nilkuthi has been fitted by 11 KV conductor.
The matter is well informed to the Commissioner of the power department, but what is surprising is his inaction to the matter.
And the reality is that as the work has been completed those officers responsible are now let free.
There is no reason on why the Imphal Times should not suspect hands of the then concern ministers or commissioner etc while committing such crime. But still then we believe that the feeling of guilt will linger to their mind forever.
One thing that is needed reminding is – any criminal even though remain protected due to his influence to the high government authority, are liable to punish at any time , even though they retired.
They have misutilised public money and this should be seriously taken up, as we the people somehow believe that the new government will deliver justice to the people of the state.
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