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Anomaly in State Veterinary dept.; 170 employees benefited with forged ACP OM

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170 employees of the state Veterinary and Animals Husbandry Dept. have been benefited Assured Career Progression (ACP) scheme using forged Office Memorandum. Besides, the department is being alleged of paying grade –III scale to 5 demoted officers and promoting 4 non recommended Vety. employees to Grade III officers.
The matter has been put to the notice of the Chief Minister of Manipur and the office of the Chief Minister has directed the Principal Secretary, Vety. & A. H. to initiate prompt necessary action against the officers concerned for the cause of the anomaly.
A source with the Imphal Times said that the then director of Vety. Manipur, Dr. S. Joute had granted ACP Scheme to 170 employees of the Vety. department using forged Office Memorandum issued by the Finance Department, Govt. of Manipur. The source added that the 170 employees were benefitted the ACP Schemes as according to the Office Memorandum No. 16/6/2000-FD(PIC) dated 25/6/2007. But as according to a official letter No. 32/1/2012-FD9PIC) dated 16/4/2013 of the Under Secretary, Finance (PIC-II), Govt. of Manipur it has come to light that the said Office Memorandum used to benefit the employees was forged one.
The Department also allowed withdrawing Grade III scales to five demoted Vety. Officers for a period from February 25, 2012 till their retirement and put under suspension an employee for more than 90 days without framing any charge sheet for complaining against the gross violation of the government rules and regulations.
The source also reveals various irregularities and misappropriation of public fund by the authority of the department. It said that during 2012-13, the department procured vaccines and appliances worth Rs. 136.72 Lakh under ASCARD but the said vaccines and appliances were not distributed to the Vety. Institutions. In 2013-14, vaccine worth Rs. 280.52 lakhs were procured but distributed only 3 items. Relevant records for distribution of the procured vaccines and the appliances are not available with the department depicting that there has been mass misappropriation of fund by the functionary of the State Veterinary and Animals Husbandry Dept. Govt. of Manipur.

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