Dimapur, April 17: The Nagaland Lokayukta, Directorate of Investigation has sought information from All India Anti Corruption Organization with regard to the complaint filed by the organization against the agencies/individual involved in procuring alleged sub-standard PPEs for Nagaland.
In a letter to the Chairman, All India Anti Corruption Organization, S. Richard Humtsoe, the Director, Nagaland Lokayukta Police said the Nagaland Lokayukta Organization being a quasi-judicial body is not expected to entertain a complaint, if the same has been made to any other competent authority for redressal of grievance, till it is finally disposed of and in disposal thereof any grievance of injustice/maladministration/corruption is made before the Lokayukta.
It therefore asked the complainant to disclose categorically as to how many authorities the same complaint has been submitted and whether they are competent to address and redress the grievances. “If so, whether the complainant has waited for reasonable time for their response particularly in the extraordinary situation continuing today upon imposition of Lockdown to combat COV1D-19,” it said.
The Lokayukta Police also sought a copy of the registration certificate (including Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association) of the society/NGO to find out as to whether the complainant’s organization has been formed to raise such an issue on behalf of the people of Nagaland “who themselves are competent to file individual complaint to authorities including Quasi-Judicial authority like Nagaland Lokayukta Organization.”
The letter, however, informed that the Nagaland Lokayukta Police looking to the nature of grievance, pending registration of preliminary enquiry/RC subject to famishing the details and affidavits, said a copy of the complaint has been forwarded to the Principal Secretary to the Government of Nagaland, Health & family Welfare Department to urgently look into the grievance and take appropriate steps for its redressal under intimation to the Nagaland Lokayukta. (Page News Service)