Shillong: While the power crisis in Meghalaya has been one of the most heated debate following the allegations levelled against Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL), Power Minister James Sangma on Tuesday said that he welcomes any kind of inquiry.
Speaking to the media, Sangma said that there is a lot of systemic rot taking place in MeECL, these are issues that have been plaguing the organisation for a very long time.
Sangma said that he has discussed this with the chief minister that any kind of inquiry is being welcomed.
“Because it gives an opportunity to really understand the internal workings, to understand where the kind of corruption is there in the organisation, the practices that are not being followed. So it will give an opportunity for the government to clear the air in these matters. All these inquiries will be good and we welcome it,” stated Sangma.
He emphasised that the government is concerned about the issues in MeECL and that they want to bring in reforms.
“Reforms should be brought in so that such kind of difficulty that is plaguing the organisation can be resolved. This is a process of transition and in any process of transition there is always a certain amount of resistance,” mentioned Sangma.
It is to be mentioned that recently, CMD Arun Kembhavi revealed the power theft that was taking place in Byrnihat industrial area.
Prior to that, allegations were levelled against the power minister and CMD that special tariffs were given to Byrnihat industrial area.
The power crisis also witnessed a political twist with the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) partner United Democratic Party (UDP) general secretary, Jemino Mawthoh had demanded that the power portfolio should be relieved from James, and the present CMD, Arunkumar Kembhavi should be removed.