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Meghalaya must submit memorandum to HRD Minister for creation of department

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

In his maiden visit to Shillong as Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Dr M M Pallam Raju should be apprised about the non – existent Department of Human Resource Development in Meghalaya. Worst so, there is no report or what so ever to exhibit how the state government taps the Human Resources in the state.

The state is devoid of Industrial development, which is structural, even the human capital are not explored. The department of Human Resource Development (HDR) is expected to design framework for the expansion of human capital within an organization through the development of both the organization and the individual to achieve performance improvement. But the government machineries are not willing to adapt to any challenging task which can improve both the infrastructure and individual. The easy going work culture is like the old habit which will not die away in the human capital in the state.

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Is Central government serious in bridging out to Northeastern Region

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

As the central government is leaving no stone unturned to bridge the gap between the so called mainland India and the North Eastern region, however some of the administrative decision always turns out to be the spoil spot.
The recent Staff Selection Commission recruitment for Prasar Bharati Broadcasting Corporation of India for the post of Programme Executive and Transmission Executive, being conducted after the gap of almost two decades, having about Eleven Thousand vacancies turned sour for the candidates from this region mainly due to the illiteracy when it comes to writing in Indian Languages. Such action has totally cut off the students from Meghalaya, where Hindi is not considered as compulsory paper, while Khasi and Garo are being taught. Only allowing official languages as compulsory in Part B of the paper have sealed the faith of many from this region.

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As Nation demands more stringent law, Meghalaya has another Cop turn rapist

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

The Officer in- Charge of the Ampati Police station, Nurul Islam, has disappeared in a highly dramatized manner, who is accused of raping a 17 year old and molesting another 14 year old in custody, both are biological sisters. The father of the minors filed a case in the Ampati Police station alleging rape by the Officer in Charge (OC) when they were arrested in the first place from a park - Gasura Park - on March 13 last in the case of loitering in the park.
Islam is the second Meghalaya police who turned fugitive after committing rape of minor; the first is Sub Inspector, S N Roy, he was involved in rape case of a minor, also serving the same victim to his friends in a city hotel; this is equivalent to flesh trade. After committing the crime, he too was absconding after the crime only to resurface as he surrendered himself. As of now he has been reappointed which has irked many social organizations.

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GNLA on rampant extortion spree, even medico practitioners un-spared

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

The Central Government keeps assuring the state all assistance to flush out all militancy activities in Meghalaya, more so in Garo Hills. For more than two years SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) members of State police and the CoBRA (Combat Battalion for Resolute Action) team of CRPF search operations has been launched by a joint team to take on Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA). Recently the team has been equipped with the digital maps to ascertain the locations while moving in the thick jungles of Garo Hills. Yet there is no slow down when it comes to the militancy activities in the district. Now, it is uncontrollable as extortion is hampering the development work, and more so even the District Medical Health Office (DMHO) of East Garo Hills, Dr Linham Sangma, received a demand note of Rs 30 lakhs forcing the doctors not to attend to hospitals indefinitely, till the perpetrators are brought to book.

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Children taken off from Work place should be rehabilitated with dignity

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
‘It is better late than never’ has always been the driving forces to rise and march forward to catch up the pace. Similarly, the Labour Commissioner and Member Secretary, District Task Force on Child Labour, East Khasi Hills has informed that the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 under section 3 prohibits the employment of children below 14 years of age in certain employment will be enforced in the district, which is a welcome move. Such classic Act made available should have been properly studied while implementing the same to be more children friendly in context of Meghalaya.

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