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Paul refutes charges of missing files, hits back at KHADC heads

Shillong, Dec 3: Jaiaw: Member of District Council (MDC) and former Executive Member (EM) in-charge Trade, of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Paul Lyngdoh has refuted charges that hundred of files from the department he was holding earlier are missing.
In statement on Tuesday, Lyngdoh said that no files from his table have gone missing.
He was clarifying on the allegations made by the current Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the KHADC Latiplang Kharkongor.
“They were under my perusal and consideration when you staged a coup for reasons you know best. Are you aware that, for the first time ever, the Trade department introduced a system of file movement registration to ensure that no files go missing as happened in the recent past?” the former EM said.
He asked the current dispensation in the KHADC whether they were aware of the fact that he had initiated the complete computerization of the Trade department to ensure timely and speedy clearance of all matters in a transparent way.
“Did you guys think of such initiatives all these years that you were CEM, EM and what not? What is the fate of the computerization process now?” he asked.
Lyngdoh also questioned why the current Executive Committee (EC) was more concerned about files whose movement has been properly recorded instead of issues crying for immediate attention.
He also asked what will happen be the fate of the registration of hawkers and their eviction from unauthorized public spaces.
It may be mentioned that the earlier EC had given the hawkers November 30 deadline to ensure that they register with the Council.
Lyngdoh was also peeved at the fact that on Monday, the Chairman of the KHADC, Pynshngaiñ N Syiem who heads the Legislature, addressed the media along with the CEM on matters pertaining to policy matters, which is the exclusive domain of the Executive.
“Or are you simply displaying the fact that you are not just the Chairman but also the de facto CEM of the Council?” Lyngdoh said.
Lashing out at Syiem and Kharkongor for toppling the EC, Lyngdoh said, “I can go on and on, but I have better things to do in life. Before it’s too late, why don’t you guys get a life? Start reading. Listen to wholesome music. Develop great hobbies. Have real and lasting friendships,” even as he added that there was more to life than breaking up alliances, chasing power and changing loyalties.