LAMKA, October 6: The Manipur Alliance for Child Rights-Churachandpur Chapter has expressed shock and despair over the recent transfer order of Churachandpur DC PK Jha barely eight months after taking charge.
A press statement signed by its information and publicity secretary Alex LM Guite and convenor Dr Nicky Thanga, said the alliance had been working tirelessly without any funding and the DC has been kind enough to extend help in both cash and kind, it said.
The DC`™s support has been adding colour to the initiative of the alliance in the district and helping the underprivileged children, the statement continued.
It claimed that the DC with his efforts and endeavour towards administration and empowerment of various administrative organs had helped the district.
It further appealed to the government to stay the transfer order of the DC in the interest of the district and the MACR-Churachandpur in particular.
DC PK Jha has been an ardent supporter of the children issues, it said strengthening its appeal for a stay order.
It charged that the transfer order has been issued at the behest of certain politicians who are allergic of the honest officer, adding that it is proof that Churachandpur with the highest literacy rate among the districts of the State is still not ready to the idea of employing performers in the district.
Meanwhile, leaders of different communities of the district, philanthropic organisations, social workers and chiefs of villages also expressed displeasure against the politicians.
The Manipur tribal Council general secretary Lalpu Hangshing said it is hard to digest the fact that a dynamic, intellectual and a pragmatic administrator per excellence has been abruptly transferred.
He asked as to why it is happening when there are others who under the patronage of the politicians are allowed to stay for even five years.
He said a stay order of the transfer order would be a major boon for the district.
At the same time government officials of the district on conditions of strict anonymity said the DC was made a sacrificial lamb for not releasing money for sub standard works.