W.P.C.No 179 k 2013
Rosemary Dzuvichu versus Union of India & Ors.
After hearing of the petition filed by Naga Mother’s Association (NMA) against the state government’s inaction to demands for probing the scam under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the Kohima Bench of the Gauhati High Court, Tuesday directed the petitioners seeking police action, to file “miscellaneous case” for “prayer for CBI investigation.”
Justice Choudhary who heard the case filed by Rosemary Dzüvichü & another representing Naga Mothers Association (NMA) versus Government of Nagaland over police inaction, directed that the CBI “must come in” and asked the petitioners to file a prayer in this regard.
Rosemary Dzüvichü ,convener of the NMA Committee on NRHM informed this Correspondent that the “miscellaneous case” for “prayer for CBI investigation will be filed on Thursday.She said NMA had earlier, demanded a high-level inquiry into the alleged anomalies in the implementation of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in the state during 2012.
Rosemary said NMA had, on March 3,2013 submitted a memorandum to then Governor Nikhil Kumar seeking probe into the “dubious implementation” of NRHM in the state. She said the minister in-charge was also apprised of detection of several anomalies and misappropriation of funds under NHRM in the state.She said despite one and half months, no action was taken after which, NMA then filed an FIR with SP (Crime) PHQ in June 2013 on the belief that corruption at the highest levels involving high ranking officers should be dealt with by the SP (Crime).
Tuesday’s court directive came after the NMA filed its petition in September 2013 seeking court intervention in the case. In the petition, NMA alleged several anomalies, particularly in Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), where some of the women beneficiaries were not paid money and even discrepancies in the grant for birth of boy and girl child.