MSPDCL provides incomplete and manipulated documents in connection with the Saubhagya scheme

MSPDCL provides incomplete and manipulated documents in connection with the Saubhagya scheme

MSPDCL provides incomplete and manipulated documents in connection with the Saubhagya scheme

Written By: / Saturday, 24 September 2022 17:25

Hiding or concealing information is punishable under the RTI Act, 2005

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Imphal, Sept 24:

The Manipur State Power Distribution Company Limited provided incomplete documents in connection with the Saubhagya scheme after failing to provide information within the time frame set by the Manipur Information Commission.
During the MIC hearing on September 21, 2022, the MSPDCL provided documents that were sought by team Imphal Times. After thoroughly examining the provided documents, it was found that MSPDCL had provided some incomplete copies of transportation documents and measurement books for the districts of Ukhrul, Senapati, Thoubal, Chandel, and Churchandpur, but no single copies of transportation documents and measurement books for the districts of Imphal West, Imphal East, Bishnupur, and Tamenglong were provided.
Most copies of transport challans, delivery challans, and dispatch documents for the districts of Ukhrul, Senapati, Thoubal, Chandel, and Churchandpur were not furnished for reasons best known to MSPDCL officials. Hiding or concealing information is punishable under the RTI Act of 2005, and the Commission should take appropriate action.

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The measurement books (MBs) for Imphal West District, Imphal East District, Bishnupur District, and Tamenglong District are not provided or maybe deliberately left out by MSPDCL officials. Furthermore, no records of bill passing or payment details were found in the MBs provided by MSPDCL officials for the districts of Ukhrul, Senapati, Thoubal, Chandel, and Churachandpur. This indicates that the copies of MBs provided to team Imphal Times have been manipulated, and they must be verified and checked against the corresponding original MBs.
Furthermore, the work order/LOA for the districts that the MSPDCL provided did not include the entire set of documents, which we, at Team Imphal Times believe was done on purpose by MSPDCL officials. All Work Orders/LOAs provided by the MSPDCL lack details about the item of work, specifically Annexure-A. This act of concealment by MSPDCL officials clearly demonstrates their genuine conspiracy and manipulation.
Consequent to their inability to provide the complete and accurate documents as requested by Imphal Times, a complaint has been filed with the MIC against the MSPDCL for this act.

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Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 25+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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