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Jowai PHE Scandal

The official enquiry committee assigned to go into the various anomalies in the Jowai Division of the PHE, will submit its report by September 15.

Giving this information, Mr N Rynjah, who is the chairman of the three-man committee, said that the Committee was making steady progress in finalizing its findings and conclusions.

Mr Rynjah said that the Committee had visited Jowai twice in this connections. A number of persons had deposed before the Committee. Besides physical verification of the stock was going on in full swing at the Jowai PHE Stores.

In reply to one question he said that the report is likely to be “voluminous” and would entail the affairs of the Division since 81,-82.

He refused to divulge anything about the nature of finding so far. “I will submit the report to the Govt and it is for them take action,” he added.

Asked if he was pressurized by any quarter Mr Rynjah remarked “Not at all. In fact, nobody contacted me all this time and I thought everyone has forgotten it all.”

Mr Rynjah, who is the Managing Director of the Meghalaya Govt. Construction Corporation, informed that the Accountant General’s office was conducting a “special audit” and his Committee was maintaining close touch with it.

Three assistants, picked from different departments, were assisting the Committee in checking the relevant papers and books of accounts to pin-point the irregularities which resulted in the draining of an astronomical sum of Rs. 13.27 crore.


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