DIMAPUR, Nov 14 – Former Nagaland Chief Minister Dr SC Jamir has rued that corruption has become so legitimate in Nagaland that it has become an almost essential part of governance and administration.
Jamir, who also served as Governor of Goa and Maharashtra, stated this at the inaugural session of the first ever technical festival ‘Techaura 2010’ organised at the School of Engineering & Technology and Management (SETAM), Nagaland University, which concluded here recently.
Referring to the recent remark made by the State Vigilance Commissioner that ‘corruption in the State has become institutionalised’, he said the statement couldn’t be truer as corruption has indeed become a legalised institution in Nagaland.
He further voiced apprehension that if the trend of corruption which is being witnessed in almost all the functions of the State mechanism is to continue, the moral foundation which is the very basis of our societal structure will soon disintegrate.
The veteran leader reminded of the fate that society would fall into if its moral foundation decays away while citing instance of the history of the Roman Empire which collapsed because of moral degradation eventually leading to disintegration of its political, economic, religious and other social institutions.