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Vindictive MCS officer does not bode well for administrative services

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The state was in for more severe shocks as the preliminary investigation by Meghalaya Police, revealed that a Meghalaya Civil Services (MCS) officer has been held in connection with the recent arson attack on the premises of the Meghalaya Public Service Commission (MPSC) just to vent his grievances after being placed on suspension. Of course the law will surely take its own course to solve the crime, but it is an urgent need to introspect on the State Civil Services for better deliverance.
It may be recalled that the MCS officer, identified as GH Passah, surrendered at Lumdiengjri Police Station a day before he was produced before the court on July 26, 2018 and was later arrested by the Police of Sadar Police Station, where the case of the arson attack was registered following an FIR filed by the MPSC Secretary, WAB Booth.

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Nine years of Meghalaya Times: voyaging along with the fragile society

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Meghalaya Times, like any other media house in the nation, has managed to withstand all odds for nine long years just to keep functioning, to provide most balanced news and information to the society, at the same time doing its best to provide employment to those having the same passion and dedication in serving the fragile society filled with hope and criticism. As the publication takes yet another leap towards the 10th year marking the first decade of its dedicated services, it has been an exhilarating venture while walking the tight rope of maintaining all journalistic ethics, the rewards have been stimulating.
This is also an opportunity for the Meghalaya Times team, which managed to rendered enthusiastic services with a sense of responsibility, on completing its ninth year of publication today, to once again express our gratitude to all the esteemed readers, patrons, advertisers and critics for their unconditional support even as we pray for the same support in the years to come.

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President once again stresses on role of civil servants in ensuring India’s inclusive growth

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The Indian administrative system is yet to overcome from the hangover of colonialism, where the Babus (Masters) and the bureaucrats produced through colonial designs can only take instruction and seldom are visionaries who are autonomous in their working methods. This is said to be one of the drawbacks resulting in the slow progress in the execution of all government schemes and projects as the Civil Servants are not at all free to act or take decision by themselves.
In this backdrop, President Ram Nath Kovind once again on July 11, 2018 asked a group of Probationary Officers from various civil services to ensure India’s growth remains inclusive, enable policy paradigm, and a conducive licensing and regulatory framework. He was addressing the trainee officers of Indian Defence Estates Service, Indian Telecommunication Service and P&T (Post and Telegraph) Building Works Service, who called on him at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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Life-style leading to high rate of Haemorrhagic stroke in North-eastern India

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
North-eastern states of India are known for natural beauty, cultural and performing arts, fashion and of course traditional practices. After being pampered with such blissful environment none of the habitants here wish to move out from such a comfort zone which has resulted in people being introvert which turns into influx-phobia in the name of preservation of indigenous custom. This also includes the food habits where a study has found that Hypertension is the primary risk factor for haemorrhagic stroke and consumption of excessive salt could be one of the reasons.

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Sikkim encouraging entrepreneurship to battle all odds

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Thomas Lim
India’s least populous and second smallest state is Sikkim with the area of 7,096 Sq km, while Goa is the smallest with 3,702 Sq Km. Sikkim has many distinctions that gives the tiny state nestled in the Himalayas between India and China a larger-than-life profile, but like any other states, unemployment is the main problem coupled with the ugly exposure that the state has one of the highest suicide rates in the country. This however could never deter the spirit of mass participation of the populous in bagging the nomenclature of being the only organic state in India. It is litter and defecation free, has high literacy and has the best working conditions for women.

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