MIDC MD yet to act on Govt directive

By Our Reporter

 SHILLONG: The Meghalaya Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) is yet to act on the directive from the state Commerce and Industries Department to terminate the services of all the temporary staff.

The directive was issued by the Commissioner and Secretary Incharge of Commerce and Industries, (vide letter no.: IND 90/2013/15 dated 18th June 2013) asking the Managing Director of the Corporation to terminate with immediate effect all the appointments of temporary staff.

But till date no appointment is cancelled and staff are still working in their respective posts.

According to the letter, MIDC Managing Director was asked to cancel the appointment of one KP Shilla, a Management Trainee who was appointed vide order no.: MIDC (Gen) 74/2008 dated 28/04/2013.

Later, it was detected that the appointment was done without following the terms and conditions of Service Rules of MIDC.

In the letter, the MD was also asked to terminate the appointment of all temporary staff namely Balam Kyndiah, a bungalow peon, Banrisuk Chyne, and Liful Mary Wahlang. The MD was also directed to recover excess drawl of pay by Balam Kyndiah.

The alleged practices of nepotism in MIDC came to light recently through documents obtained under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

It was found that the management trainee, KP Shilla is the son of the Managing Director Hawaiki Kyndiah.

On the other hand Balam Kyndiah is Kyndiah’s younger brother.

In the letter, the government had also stressed that the directions are to be complied with and action taken report is to be submitted within a week’s time.

However, it was learnt that the action taken report was submitted only last week and when enquired, the MD said that the delay was caused as the matter had to be taken up at a board meeting which was held only this month.

When asked about the decision of the board, the MD refused to divulge any details but said that the decision taken by the board have already forwarded to the state government on this matter.

Interestingly, the MD will retire in a few days and there is a possibility that settlement of the issue could be dragged for a longer period of time.

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