SHILLONG, Jan 08: Living up to its promises, the state government on Tuesday approved the proposal for the enhancement of salaries of the teachers of both the ad hoc secondary schools and higher secondary schools in the state.
Earlier, last year, the state government had enhanced the salaries of both ad hoc lower primary teachers in 1225 schools and ad hoc upper primary teachers in 844 schools in the state.
“With this decision in place, the government has fulfilled its promises towards the teaching community in the state,” Education Minister Dr RC Laloo told reporters after the Cabinet meeting here.
SHILLONG, Jan 08: More than 80 percent of the work is completed of the newly constructed abattoir (slaughter house) at Mawlai Mawiong, informed Deputy Chief Minister in-charge of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Bindo M Lanong, after inspecting the slaughter house on Tuesday.
He informed that 240 cows and pigs and 160 goats will be slaughtered per day in the slaughter house and it would be done mechanically instead of manually.
SHILLONG, Jan 08: Discontented with the delay in implementation of Instrument of Accession & Annexed Agreement (IOA & AA) signed between the Khasi States and the Government of India, the Grand Council of Chiefs of Meghalaya consisting of the Federation of Khasi States, the Council of Dolloi (Jaintia Chiefs), and the Council of Nokmas (Garo Chiefs) convened a meeting on Tuesday to demand from the Central Government to immediately implement the IOA & AA.
Addressing in a news conference here on Tuesday, Chairman of the Grand Council of Chiefs of Meghalaya, John Kharshiing informed reporters that the Council will organize the Fourth People’s Parliament on February 13 at Nongkhlaw.
SHILLONG, Jan 08: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Tuesday said Meghalaya has agreed to institute a ‘high-level-inquiry’ to probe into the reports of children being recruited and employed by militant groups and coal barons as “Goondas” and “child soldiers” in different parts of the state.
“The State government has assured that it would conduct a high level inquiry into the matter,” NCPCR member Yogesh Dube told reporters here after the commission’s meeting with the different government officials.
SHILLONG, Jan 08: To ensure that there is no more delay in the implementation of the projects in the state, Meghalaya government Tuesday decided to constitute a ‘Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV)’ to promote and assist contractors in state.
“We have decided to contribute an amount of Rs. 20 Crores as corpus fund in the Government owned company - SPV – to build the capacity of contractors and assist them financially in the form of loans,” Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma told reporters after the Cabinet meeting here.