ITANAGAR, Jan 27: The Anti-Corruption and Crime Control Committee Arunachal Pradesh (ACCCCAP) has reiterated its demand for an independent inquiry into the process of appointing district project coordinators (DPC) under the Integrated Scheme for School Education (ISSE) by the education department.
Addressing a press conference at the Arunachal Press Club here on Monday, the committee’s secretary-general, Biri Tania, demanded that the appointment of the new DPCs be cancelled immediately and the entire process be conducted again, “as per the cabinet decision made on 10 August, 2018, after the inquiry is done within 20 days’ time.”
Tania said the committee would otherwise “initiate rigorous democratic movement across the state to fulfill our demands.”
He said that, along with violating the cabinet decision, “the appointment has also disobeyed the order of the Itanagar permanent bench of the Gauhati high court for maintaining the status quo, and also the BEO notification, 2015.”
“There was gross violation of BEO notification, 2015, while conducting interview of the DPC post. It has been clearly mentioned that the post of the DPC shall be entrusted to block education officer, in conformity with the recommendation of the National University of Education, Planning and Administration,” the ACCCCAP said.
It also questioned the deputy SPD’s role in “independently handling the interview process which was conducted within 20 days,” and said strict action should be initiated against the officials responsible for the alleged illegal appointment.
This daily sent a query to the education secretary regarding the matter, but was yet to receive a response at the time of writing.