Imphal 13, May 2022: Manipur Government suspends 3 employees for renting out official quarters allocated to them.
The three suspended employees are a ward attendant serving at PHC Moreh, SD Erengnei Chiru; physical education teacher serving in Imphal, T Subol and a grade-IV employee, P Thanga Guite.
The ward attendant, Erengnei Chiru, was found subletting a dType-IVA quarter number 22 at Langol Housing Complex allotted to her on April 4, 2012 to Paokholen Haokip (unemployed) from Motbung, Senapati district, suspension order said.
Then, Subol was found subletting the government quarter allocated to him to Yerigkhom Sushil, stated on his suspension order, while Grade-IV employee Thanga Guite was found subletting the quarter allotted to him namely T-II/B-91 at Langol Housing Complex to one unauthorised person.
The orders issued on Thursday stated that the three employees were suspended with immediate effect in exercise of the powers conferred by CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965.
The order further stated that they shall remain in their respective headquarters and shall not leave the headquarters without obtaining permission of the competent authority.
Earlier, CM Biren stated that all illegal occupants of government allotted quarters in the state will be evicted. He also warned those government employees who rent their allotted quarters to others with suspension or even termination.
The state government on May 12 issued notices that illegal occupations of government quarters and punitive legal action will be taken up.
According to the notice, the government has constituted various verification teams at the state level as well as at the district level for verification and checking of government quarters. If, during the verification of checking, government employee or some other private parties are found either occupying government quarters unauthorisedly or subletting to someone else then strict disciplinary action sike suspension of concern government employee as deem fit under appropriate section of CCS(CCA) rules will be initiated or even FIR may lodge.
It may be mentioned that one IRB jawan has been suspended for subletting his government allotted quarter to another family who is a civilian.
State government has initiated strong drive against illegal occupants of Government Quarters in the State, including identification of such illegal occupants in all the districts and taking up disciplinary actions against all concerned, in order to streamline proper allotment of Government Quarters both at the District Headquarters and state capital Imphal.
The initiative has been taken up by the State Government considering the instances that Government Quarters, including Government Guest Houses, Government Buildings etc, are either illegally occupied or sub-let to unauthorised occupants by Government employees allocated to them. Such unauthorised and illegal occupations have adversely affected and deprived those genuine Government employees needing Government accommodation.
The situation is even worst in capital city of Imphal with scarce housing availability in the open market due to lack of well maintained apartments like structure. The demand for housing has increased multi fold the last few years with establishment of new educational & research institutes emerging in and around the Imphal.
Considering the serious nature of unauthorized occupation of Government Accommodations/Quarters and to ensure proper maintenance and rational allotment of Government Quarters, the State Government has constituted various verification Teams at the State Level as well as at the District HQ Level for verification/ checking of Government Accommodation/Quarters.
Verification teams at state capital includes Executive Engineer, BD-II, PWD, representatives from Deputy Commissioner, Imphal West and Superintendent of Police, Imphal West each as Member.
Additionally, necessary actions are being initiated against the remaining 25 employees and un-authorised illegal occupants
Commissioner (Works), Government of Manipur had also earlier issued a letter to all concerned Administrative Secretaries and concerned Heads of Department asking to take immediate disciplinary proceedings such as suspension etc, against the Government employees (allottees) who have sublet the Government Quarters to unauthorised persons as deemed fit under the relevant provisions CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 and Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Imphal) Rules, 1989 or any other appropriate rules/ standing instructions of the State government.