Ex-MLA Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit has described the decision of the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Ltd (MeECL) to execute the Letter of Award for the operation and maintenance of 56 sub-stations to Broadcasting Engineering Consultants Corporation India Limited (BECIL), despite strong opposition from various quarters, as brazen disregard to the concern of stakeholders.
“The functioning of the MeECL is currently under scrutiny, due to serious lapses and corruption charges. In the recent past various organisations and individuals have expressed their apprehensions with regard to a number of decisions made by MeECL and the demand for an independent and impartial inquiry,” Basaiawmoit said.
He said that one fails to understand the reason behind the rush to offer the LOA at this juncture especially so, when the state government had already constituted an inquiry committee headed by a retired judge to probe the various allegations.
He said that it is expected that the state government would put all the decisions of the MeECL management in abeyance until the inquiry is completed.