Shillong: Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma has ordered an independent inquiry into the charges of corruption and other irregularities in Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL). 

This inquiry will be headed by a retired judge and there will be two other members from the administration, a retired officer and a from technical person.

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Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma said the terms of reference will include different kind of tenders that have taken place from MeECL, for Central as well as state schemes.

It will also look into different kinds of manpower issues like appointment and other irregularities within the human resources. It will also look into allegations of power theft as well as the overall AT&C losses. 

Sangma said the inquiry will look into work done in the last 10 years, since the inception of MeECL. He said the inquiry committee will get a time frame of 4-6 months to submit a report.

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While the exact terms will be worked out by the political department, the chief minister has given a go ahead for constituting the inquiry at the earliest. 

“The process has started and within the next few days, a committee will be formed which will be headed by a retired judge and have two other members,” Sangma said.

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