The Coordination Committee of Registered MeECL (Employees) Associations and Unions (CCORMAU) has demanded the state government to institute an independent inquiry into the alleged irregularities and scams in the MeECL.
In its memorandum to Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday, the CCORMAU has also demanded that the Minister in-charge Power be relieved from the power portfolio to facilitate a free and fair investigation.
The CCORMAU said that it had held a meeting recently and thoroughly deliberated on the recent events pertaining to the irregularities and scams in MeECL that have been highlighted in the media like, power theft and CMDs inspection at Byrnihat area, Enterprise Resource Planning, Smart Metering, Saubhagya Scheme, Special Tariff to the BIA, One Time Settlement Scheme, Concessions during COVID-19 provided to the Industries, Power Banking and Swapping, which have created confusion and sense of insecurity among the employees.
Moreover, it said the recent resignation of the Independent Director MeBCL, L Kharkongor (Retd IAS), which also has been highlighted in the public domain, citing displeasure over the haphazard style of functioning of the Board of Directors MeECL and the issue of monetisation of land which could contravene with the Meghalaya Land Transfer act 1971 being the reasons for tendering her resignation, have filled the employees with much concern.
The committee further reiterated that an officer not below the rank of Additional Chief Secretary be appointed as Chairman-Cum-Managing Director, MeECL being the largest Public Sector Utility in the State.
The House further resolved to resort to agitations if the Government fails to address the aforesaid demands within April 26, it added.