The recent result declared by the Meghalaya Police for filling up the 6th MLP Battalion is being contested by Ri Bhoi Youth Federation (RBYF) and amalgamation of all the Headmen from Ri Bhoi District, stating that only 18 from 300 candidates was selected across the district, despite the Youth from this district topping the physical examination also in the written examination.
RBYF had also volunteered to provide land for raising the Battalion in Umran Diary measuring about 300 acres, however, there is no condition for reservation of seats because of land. All they want is one of the MLP Bn be raised in their district as other districts have had their respective share. While special quota for the seats from the district is by default it is expected.
The Headman from Nongpoh proper, Bull Lyngdoh vouches that if the youth is not qualified for the post, they will never apply for it in the first place. Ri Bhoi being the youngest district of Meghalaya as of now, is already facing unemployment problems, when the youth wanted to serve the state, such rejection is only going to demoralized them.