From A Reporter
SHILLONG, April 20: Soon after the conclusion of a review meeting held in the city on Thursday, Satyendra Garg, joint secretary, Home, in-charge, North East, revealed that a detailed review of the peace pact with ANVC and its splinter group ANVC-B will held in the month of May or June later this year.
After the meeting, Garg while speaking to reporters informed that the next review meeting would be attended by all the stakeholders including nominees from ANVC-B. According to him, there are no issues as far as rehabilitation of ANVC is concerned.
The joint secretary however said, “There is delay for rehabilitation for ANVC-B due to some operational issues and soon the state government will address the issue.” He pointed out that certain norms are required to be followed during the process and the state government of Meghalaya has briefed the Union Government official on the matter.
“A lot of progress have been made as far as rehabilitation is concerned and we will have a formal review of the matter in a month or so,” he said adding that all cadres who have surrendered or have disbanded through suspension of operation have grounds rules and all of them have to follow those rules failing which the cadre is liable for legal action. It was on September 24, 2014, when the agreed text for settlement was signed by the Centre, the State Government, ANVC and ANVC-B in Delhi.
However, there was no progress on various points raised in the agreed text even after three years. The features of the agreed text include transferring of as many as 13 subjects, including minor works of agriculture, sericulture and weaving, animal husbandry, fishers and minor irrigation, among others to the GHADC.