Allegation of mismanagement in GHADC.

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32 months of no salary; hopes shaken but the fight gets mightier…. This is the condition of the Non- Gazetted Employees Association (NGEA) of Garo Hills Autonomous District Council as they demanded the immediate release of pending dues under the new revised salary structure.
As the non gazetted employees’ loggerheads with the authorities, it is alleged that the President of the NGEA, is placed under suspension as he leads the fight from the front.
“The President of the NGEA was placed under suspension only for the reason that he is heading the fight to release the salary of the employee by filing the contempt case in the High court of Meghalaya for non-releasing the salary of GHADC despite of High Court Order,” the NGEA claimed.
“But there is nothing illegal on the part of the leader of the NGEA while fighting legally for releasing their salary but they were targeted in a different form and currently facing a lot of disciplinary action from Rikse. R. Marak,” the Association added.
The Executive Body of the NGEA has strongly condemned ‘the hypocrisy of the Secretary to the GHADC,’ for allowing the staff member/employees of GHADC to engaged in contract work to repair the William point with an intention to withdraw the money for Christmas.
Stating that at the time when the GHADC is facing the financial crisis to release the salary to the employees for 32 months, the Association said, “It is shocking to reveal that the Rampant corruption is still going on in GHADC even after the imposition of administrative rule in GHADC and the main person behind all these corruption is non-other than Rikse R. Marak the present Secretary of GHADC.”
“It is shocking to reveal that the Secretary of GHADC had given contract work to two staff/employees of GHADC namely Smti. Nachy Ch. Marak Superintendent General Department and Shri. Bandi D. Marak LDA of Finance Department of GHADC,” it added saying, “These two contractors were trying to renovate and beautify the William point West Garo Hills Tura and on the pretext of the constructing and beautifying the William point they are trying to withdraw the bill before Christmas.”
It may be mentioned that as per the service rule of the Meghalaya Service (Discipline and Appeal) Rules 2011, no Govt. servant is allowed to engage in any other business or in contract work. The rule also states if any Govt. servant is indulged and engaged in doing business such Govt. Servant/employees will face disciplinary action from the Appointing authority.
The NGEA while mentioning about the rule said, “In the instant case both the employer i.e. Appointing authority and the employee ……. are liable to face the Disciplinary proceedings as per the mandate of the Service rule.”
The NGEA also stated as mentioned in the above no Govt. servant is allowed to participate in the contract work and to do any other business but surprisingly Smti. Nachy Ch.Marak Superintendent General Department and Shri. Bandi D. Marak LDA of Finance Department of GHADC is allowed to engage in the contract as they were given the contract work to construct the William point. “Therefore, these two employees should be removed from their service by following the due process of law,” the employees Association stated.
The NGEA also informed the NPP party particularly the MDA Govt. that lot of illegalities, irregularities, arbitrariness, Dirty politics, corruption, nepotism, partiality, inequalities and favoritism are going on in the GHADC.
“We beg to inform that the President of NGEA and the Secretary of NGEA had been issued a lot of show cause and facing disciplinary action from Rikse. R. Marak the Secretary of GHADC and the President of NGEA was suspended from his service by Rikse. R. Marak only for the reason that the Secretary of NGEA has uploaded in the Facebook that the authority of GHADC has no concerned to release the salary to the employee of GHADC,” NGEA stated.
Demanding disciplinary action against, against Nachy Ch.Marak Superintendent General Department and Bandi D. Marak LDA of Finance Department of GHADC for indulging in doing contract work, the association said, “We demand Rikse .R.Marak to draw disciplinary proceeding against Smti. Nachy Ch. Marak Superintendent General Department and Shri. Bandi D. Marak LDA of Finance Department of GHADC for indulging in doing contract work and we also demand the MDA Govt. particularly the state authority to draw disciplinary proceeding or explanation call against Rikse. R. Marak for knowingly allowing those two staff of GHADC to participate in the contract work as it is the clear violation of the service rule and the constitution and any other provision, rule frame therein.”