Call for united fight against corruption

Call for united fight against corruption

ITANAGAR, Feb 3: Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) professor Nani Bath today advocated that Lokayukta must be established in the State to curb corruption and RTI Act should be utilized properly to promote good governance.


Participating in a consultative meeting spearheaded by MUMKIN (Movement for Unified Multifaceted Knowledge Interaction Network), a State based NGO at NERIST, Nirjuli, Dr Bath, without naming anyone, said: “An engineer in our state dreams of becoming a politician after retirement on the strength of wealth he amassed through unfair means and a teacher does businesses instead of concentrating in his teaching profession. In fact, we fail to do our duties sincerely and realistically.” He opined that to get a ‘meaningful’ election result we must participate in electoral procedure, register properties and campaign against tax evasion.


Speaking on the campaign against corruption titled ‘livelihood for all’ and ‘one person one profession’, Dr Tara Taku was of the opinion that too much expectations of a man was the root cause of corruption. “Every structure raised and property procured/amassed by bureaucrats and public leaders should be properly scrutinized and recorded by vigilance teams,” Taku added.


Senior advocate T T Tara dwelt on legal procedures and laws to contain corruption. He lamented that despite being armed with numerous legal procedures, our people get suppressed by power and money of the people in power. He vowed legal help whenever needed for a good cause.


Prof (Dr) Tado Karlo appreciated the cause taken up by MUMKIN and appealed one and all to join hands to make the campaign a success. Speaking on the topic “one person one profession”, Dr Karlo said, “Even creating property is a violation of human right. As such one person holding multiple posts and professions is a violation of human rights and a corrupt practice.


Er Tomi Ete lamented that the persons who are entrusted with power to guide, help and serve the society are looting it. He suggested everyone to work hard and perform their duty sincerely to the fullest. Ete also appealed the house to put efforts together to fight corruption. “We have to try to change the mindset of the people through positive campaigns and rope in the youth to make them understand about corruption.


MUMKIN chairman Tadar Nigler gave a power-point presentation on corruption. Earlier Tage Lapung delivered the welcome address. Kipa Kanam gave the vote of thanks to wind up the meeting attended by representatives of around 18 NGOs, intellectuals, retired bureaucrats, academicians, thinkers and student leaders.



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