Items purchased through online shopping were taken inside the Meghalaya Secretariat without security check.
The items were taken inside by employees working in the secretariat building after having been delivered the items to them by delivery staff of different delivery service providers.
Sounding an alarm, a circular has been issued by the secretary to the Meghalaya Secretariat Administration Department C P Gotmare asking all employees to refrain from taking the items inside their office without proper security check.
“It has been brought to the notice of the department that many employees working in main and additional secretariat buildings have been purchasing materials/items through online shopping and the same were taken inside without any security check which invariably compromised the security apparatus put in place,” Gotmare said in a circular.
Gotmare said that the Meghalaya (Civil) Secretariat is a highly security zone, and scanning of online items is mandatory.
“No parcel will be allowed inside the buildings unless they have gone through necessary security procedures. Henceforth, all employees purchasing online items if taken inside the secretariat buildings will be subjected to frisking/scanning by the security personnel. It is also advised that employees should provide their home address for delivery of the items purchased online,” the circular said.