Imphal, Aug 9,
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to root out corruption and Chief Minister N. Biren Singh assurance for a corruption free state now turns out as the biggest joke of the year as an employee of Imphal East District DC office posted at the establishment section who are demanding 7 pay asked one of the Imphal Times sub-editor to give Rs. 300 as tip for issuance of OBC certificate. The whole scene at which the lady demanded a sum of Rs. 300/- for issuance of the OBC certificate was recorded using mobile phone.
When asked why do we need to pay the money for getting the OBC certificate the lady staff supported by another staff sitting in the same room said that it is a tradition and the money will be distributed with higher ups authority including the SDC and other district administrators. She also said that money is required for crossing the files from one table to another.
The lady staff also told the sub-editor to do anything our reporter want and she don’t bother whether picture of money is exposed in social networking site.
The Imphal Times sub-editor, when contacted to Additional District Magistrate , Imphal East Shamim Ahmad Shah said that no money is required for taking OBC certificate. After disclosing the identity of our sub-editor the ADM summoned the lady staff but as of now Imphal Times have no details of what action has been initiated against her.
Earlier too Imphal Times had received many report of taking money for getting OBC certificates. But as this paper did not have a proper evidence we have been waiting to expose how corrupt are some of the government employees and how they keep on harassing people of the state.