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AMALPSA seeks hike in salary

Posted in May 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 30:
Lower primary teachers in the state under the banner of the All Meghalaya Ad-hoc Lower Primary School Association (AMALPSA) Wednesday demanded for a hike in their salary.
AMALPSA president B Marbaniang said, “We demand the government to enhance our salary from Rs 3000 to Rs 12000 with effect from April 1, 2010, if it fails to regularize them”.

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North East e-Governance Summit at IIM held

Posted in May 2012

New Delhi, May 30: The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Paban Singh Ghatowar has addressed the North East e-Governance Summit at IIM, Shillong on Wednesday.
On the occasion, Ghatowar said that the Government of India approved the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) in pursuance of its policy of introducing e-Governance on a massive scale.

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2% of GBS earmark for NE States: Ghatowar

Posted in May 2012

New Delhi, May 30: The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Chairman of North Eastern Council (NEC), Paban Singh Ghatowar has addressed the the Conference of Ministers of Welfare/Social Justice of North Eastern States in Shillong on Tuesday.  The Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Mukul Wasnik was also present on the occasion.
In his address, Ghatowar said that as stipulated by the Government of India, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has to earmark 2 percent of their Gross Budgetary Support (GBS) for expenditure in the North Eastern States in case of schemes for SCs. For other schemes, the money to be earmarked is as per norms of 10 percent of GBS, he added.

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I have lost hope on state government: Ardent

Posted in May 2012

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, May 29:
“I have lost hope in the state government who cannot address the long pending issue of the boundary dispute between Assam and Meghalaya where lots of our indigenous people are being left suffers,” says United Democratic Party (UDP) legislator, Ardent Basaiawmoit who went down to the street holding a day long hunger-strike at the premises of state Central library on Tuesday demanding the Government of India to intervene in the dispute with Assam on the inter-state boundary.

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