>THE STATE Cabinet on Thursday disbanded the controversial Shailja Kant Mishra committee that investigated into the irregularities in recruitments of police personnel during the Mulayam Singh Yadav regime.
The Cabinet has also constituted a three-member committee headed by Chief Secretary P.K. Mishra to thoroughly scrutinise the Mishra committee report. Chief minister Mayawati chaired the Cabinet meeting.
Following an uproar over Shailja Kant Mishra's "girl recruits sexually exploited" statement, the Mayawati government disassociated itself from it. "The Cabinet did not take note of any such comments," Cabinet Secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh told journalists.
Even though Mishra had levelled sexual harassment charges in the presence of Principal Secretary (Home) Dr JN Chamber at the press conference on September 30, it is not part of the Home Department report tabled before the Cabinet. "There was no such report", Singh said, adding "I have only seen it in media reports."
Referring to Mishra's letter demanding Narco analysis tests of some of the IPS officers and politicians involved in the scam, Singh said "I have no knowledge of such a letter neither did the Cabinet discuss it. The Cabinet has discussed only facts documented in the Home department report", Singh said.
The chief secretary's committee, consisting of Director general of police (DGP) Vikram Singh and Lucknow Divisional commissioner Vijay Shankar Pandey, would also study the recommendations of the Home Secretary Renuka Kumar committee on police recruitments, Singh said. The government had been trying to evolve a transparent method for fair recruitments in the police force for the future, he said.
The government has received 51 reports out of the 55 recruitment boards from the Mishra committee. While there was no irregularities reported on the process of one of the remaining boards, the cases of two others are pending.