Chief Minister Kalikho Pul in his effort to curb corrupt practices prevailing in some govt departments have requested the Deputy Chief Minister (Home) to take appropriate action against Officers and Officials found indulging in such corrupt practices.
Recently, during his visit to the Arunachal Armed Police Batallion (AAPBn) at Chimpu on June 25 last in connection with the shifting of personnel of Motor Traffice Office, Naharlagun to new accomodation at AAPBn Campus Chimpu, Chief Minister had received complaints regarding collection of money by the Commandant of the 1st AAP Batalion, Chimpu from police personnel residing in the campus for maintenance of the dilapidated main approach road that runs through the campus.
Chief Minister while calling it unfortunate that almost 30 years old road has been lying in a state of total disrepair and neglect and needed immediate maintenance, however stated that the act of the Senior Police Officer to collect money from Police Personnel as an act of misdemeanour.
He noted that though there was no malafide intention of the Officer and proper records have been maintained for the amount so collected, the act of collection of money for such purpose itself contravenes all existing govt. procedures. The Officer should have intimated the matter to the govt through the police authorities for taking up maintenance work, CM avers.
As the said officer has taken unilateral decision for fund collection thereby violating the established govt norms, the Chief Minister have asked the Deputy Chief Minister (Home) to initiate appropriate action and also to give direction to returned the collected amount to the police personnel.
Chief Minister also requested the Deputy Chief Minister (PWD) to take up the repair and maintenance work of the dilapidated approach road that runs through the AAPBn campus at Chimpu on priority basis.