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CM defends Mawryngkneng BDO’s transfer

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By Our Reporter

 SHILLONG: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has defended the decision of the Government to transfer the Mawryngkneng BDO MS Sangma.

“The Government transfers any officer with certain objectives in mind. The Mawryngkneng BDO was transferred since his promotion was due. Before he is promoted he has to have a feel of what it is to serve in Garo Hills. This is the policy the Government has been following,” Dr Sangma told reporters here on Tuesday.

He further clarified that the Government was contemplating to make it mandatory for Garo MCS officers to serve in Garo Hills.

“I strongly feel that Government officers should have the experience of serving in various parts of the State,” the Chief Minister said.

Dr Sangma, however, said that this decision of the Government should not be seen from a negative perspective.

When countered that MS Sangma was transferred at a time when he was trying to clean up the mess in the implementation of the MGNREGS in Mawryngkneng village, the Chief Minister said, “No officer is indispensable and the one who succeeds him could also initiate the same process”.

When further queried if it is ethical for the Government to transfer an officer within two months of his assuming office, a visibly agitated Chief Minister said, “The Government has the authority to transfer any officer at any given point of time if that is necessary.”

Earlier, the KSU and FKJGP Mawryngkneng unit had set December 5 as deadline for the Government to reinstate the BDO, MS Sangma who was recently transferred to Baghmara.

In a memorandum submitted to the C&RD Minister Saleng Sangma here on Tuesday, the KSU and the FKJGP said that said that the BDO has been victimized for his courageous attempts to clean up the mess in the Block.

“If the BDO is not reinstated then we have to resort to other course of action against the anti- people approach of the Government,” they said in the memorandum.

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