In a rather embarrassing manner Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh revealed the role of NCCT Secretary Mohan Mishra in helping the Ministry in divesting NCUI President Chandra Pal Singh of his pre-eminent roles in several committees including that of Education Fund, Vamnicom or NCCT, according to not one but a host of sources who confided to Indian Cooperative on the development.
NCUI President had gone to meet the minister to discuss his dwindling powers in several of the crucial committees. Several senior Ministry officials including Union State Minister Parshottam Rupala were present when Radha Mohan revealed this truth. Incidentally, NCCT Secretary Mohan Mishra was also there when the Minister exploded the bombshell saying” Thanks to Mishraji, we could clip the power of the NCUI President; he has been assisting the ministry in this”, Mishra was at a loss of words.
If the statement petrified Mishra, it stunned Chandra Pal no less. Even Rupala is said to have felt uncomfortable and squirmed at the revelation, sources add.
According to sources, Mishra had taken pains to be present when NCUI President met the Minister, hoping to use the occasion to seek his extension. He expected that the Minister would put in a word for his extension to Chandra Pal and would “reward” him for all the good work he has put in eavesdropping and sleuthing, quipped those in know of things.
Mishra who has been accused for his efforts of weakening the apex body of cooperatives was the subject in the last Governing Council meeting of NCUI. Leaders after leaders spoke against his continuation on the job, reliable source had confided to Indian Cooperative.
It bears recall that NCCT Secretary Mishra is currently on deputation from NCUI and renewal of his contract is due next month. If he is not given extension, he would have to go back to his parent organization NCUI only to languish in insignificance.
GC members had expressed concern over Mohan Mishra’s backroom manipulations to make NCCT a separate entity free of NCUI control. His earlier efforts to convince the Ministry and its officials of making NCCT a separate entity were also on the table in the meeting, as reported earlier in the story titled “NCUI: GC seals fate of Mishra as Secretary” (http://www.indiancooperative.com/ncui/ncui-gc-seals-fate-of-mishra-as-secretary/)
People connected with NCUI wonder what would be the next course of action on the part of the NCUI President who has been entrusted by the GC to take a final call on the issue of Mishra’s extension.
A tight-lipped President is keeping the cards close to his chest so far but public opinion against Mishra is building up, especially after his unsavoury act of ditching the very organization for which he works became public, said several staff-members of NCUI. The news of Minister’s “revelation” has spread in the corridors of NCUI like wild fire, Indian Cooperative has learnt.