It has been whispered for sometime that Mr. H. M. Shangpliang, promoted IAS officer of Meghalaya, serving as Director and Secretary of key departments of GAD, Social Welfare, National Health Mission (and many others) has been nursing a political ambition. It has been alleged that he has been making many trips to his prospective constituency of Mawsynram to distribute govt. largesse to buy much needed voter support. At Raiot we took it all as pre-election rumour mill until we saw this video where Mr. Shangpliang is speaking at an alleged Congress party meeting recently.
The Shillong Times reported on this video.
Dated: JULY 11, 2017
“A state government official, who is aspiring to contest from Mawsynram, was found praising Congress units at Lawbah area of the constituency.As per a video clip being circulated, IAS officer HM Shangpliang was found taking part in a Congress meeting.
Shangpliang holds the posts of Secretary, GAD, Director, Social Welfare, Secretary to the Chief Adviser to the Government and Mission Director, National Health Mission and Meghalaya Health Insurance Scheme.
The official is yet to resign from these posts though he is preparing to contest from the Congress.
The meeting was held at Lawbah village on July 8 in the house of Anabel Hynniewta under the chairmanship of Khelor Kharnaior, president, Mawsynram Block Congress Committee.
In the video clip, Shangpliang was seen congratulating the newly elected office bearers of Lawbah Area Congress Committee, including its vice president, Darwin Lyngdoh of Mawdon village, and also the primary units of the Congress for their hard work.
However, this is apparently a violation of Rules (3A), 3(2A) and 5 of the All India Service (Conduct) Rules, 1968, as amended since all members of the service will maintain political neutrality.
Sources said it was known to people that Shangpliang is planning to contest from Mawsynram, currently represented by the suspended Congress member and KHADC CEM PN Syiem.
Shangpliang had visited several areas of the constituency while launching government schemes in the past.
Sources said the official is planning to take voluntary retirement within few months.”
Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR) & CSWO have petitioned both the Central and State Government to institute an enquiry into Mr. H. M Shangpliang’s blatant misuse of his official position as well as his violation of the service rules.
We will keep you posted on any new shamelessness of the Meghalaya Burom Class