NPR row: Collector issues show cause notice to municipal secretary
Malappuram: The collector issued a show cause notice to the Manjeri municipal secretary for issuing a letter to appoint enumerators for National Population Register. The secretary said that it was a mistake. The letter sent by him to appoint enumerators and supervisors for NPR landed in controversy.
The state government had decided not to cooperate with the NPR procedures and the letter was sent after the government took this decision. This was a lapse from his part, collector Jafar Malik said. He said that the decision of the government was intimated to all officials and the municipality secretary had erred in forwarding the letter.
The collector said that action would be taken against officials who have defaulted on this. The letter which arrived from the centre was forwarded to all and the NPR part must have been avoided, the collector said. The municipal secretary did not exclude the NPR part and forwarded it as it is, which is a serious lapse.
The CPM youth league had taken out a protest march towards the municipality office demanding to oust the official who overruled the decision of the state government. The youth league activists infact removed the police barricades and marched towards the office and destroyed the cabin.