Imphal, Feb 2: Perhaps for the first time in the history of the Municipal Council in Manipur, Councillor of Thoubal Municipal Council (TMC) Th. Shyamo has been disqualified by the state government in the name of the Governor under the power conferred under Section 58 and 59 of the Manipur Municipalities Act 1994, for negligence to the collection of Municipality’s fund as well as irregularities to the awarding toll tax collector to a contractor.
As per source available with the Imphal Times, 8 councillor of the TMC submitted proposals to the Executive Officer Thoubal district for disqualification of the Chairman Th. Shyamo and the same was submitted after thorough enquiry by the executive officer to the government with supporting documents about eh negligence and irregularities of the Chairperson. Another 9 Councillor of the TMC also submitted reports about the irregularities of the Chairperson to the government demanding disqualification.
The source said that, the government after due consideration and examination of the reports along with the supporting documents furnished by the Executive Officer, TMC and 9 Councillors rules lapses/ negligence in the functioning of Th. Shyamo Singh , Chairperson TMC.
The source also added that Shyamo also awarded work for Entry Toll Tax at Athokpam Sorok Patchao, near Agri Shopping Complex on June 9, 2017 to the defaulter Leimapokpam Sushilkumar without following due bidding norms, which indicated direct or indirect involvement and vested interest in the award of work to the concern bidder.
An order for the disqualification of the Chairperson Shyamo was issued by Bobby Waikhom, Secretary MAHUD.
William Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since beginning. A avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue.
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