During the year 2015-16, each 32 applicants gave Rs 1,80,000; and in 2017 again, the 32 applicants gave another Rs 80,000 each through different middlemen, claims DAAADCU.
TFM Ukhrul Correspondent
Die-in-harness Applicants’ Association of Autonomous District Council, Ukhrul (DAAADCU) has accused two former CEOs of ADC-Ukhrul of taking bribes for appointment of 32 applicants under die-in-harness scheme.
In a press conference held at the office complex of ADC-Ukhrul, Convenor and Secretary of DAAADCU gave out a statement that “a total of 32 applicants for die-in-harness appointments under ADC Ukhrul were promised by the two former CEOs of Autonomous District Council of Ukhrul District that appointment order would be given only on the condition of giving the CEOs some amount of money. During the year 2015-16, each 32 applicants gave Rs 1,80,000; and in 2017 again, the 32 applicants gave another Rs 80,000 each through different middlemen.”
In this regard, the Association had also submitted a memorandum on August 9, 2021 addressed to the Chief Minister of Manipur seeking an appointment order under the Die-in-harness scheme in ADC-Ukhrul. The memorandum stated that “…the 32 applicants have applied for various posts under the Die-in-harness Scheme since 2016. However, in spite of our repeated heartfelt request and appeal, the Government of Manipur and the concerned department seems to give a Cinderella’s treatment and perfunctory response towards our cause and yet to deliver any positive response.”
Teresa Shangh of Khayang Village whose husband was a teacher under ADC-Ukhrul passed away in 2009. She shared that “I was very happy that one of my children would be appointed under the Die-in-harness Scheme. Since I didn’t have money, I had to borrow from others to fulfill their demands for the appointment of my son. Today, I am going through a very difficult situation in repaying the borrowed money. I cannot sleep, my children have already graduated but we are yet to get the promised appointment.”
Mayonmi Lunglo of Ramva village, father of Late Shangreipam Lunglo (Council Teacher) said that ” I am here on behalf of my daughter for appointment under die-in-harness scheme in place of my son who passed away in 2014. Other districts have already come out with their appointment orders, what happened to Ukhrul. I appeal to the concerned authority to come out with the appointment at the earliest.
The association has appealed to the concerned authority to give their appointment order at the earliest. They also warned that failure to give appointment orders would compel them to take up various forms of agitation.