MDC meets Purohit over rule 'violation'
<p> From A Reporter</p>
<div>SHILLONG, Aug 4: Jowai North MDC Marki Mulieh on Thursday apprised Meghalaya Governor Banwarilal Purohit on the alleged violation of the Rules and Regulations by the Executive Committee led by Thombor Shiwat in the Jainitia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) while making “illegal” appointments and regularising services of 79 individuals, including for the posts of Junior Engineer Grade-I, Grade-III and Grade-IV staff without any advertisement.</div>
<div>In a statement released on Friday, Mulieh said, “I had apprised the Governor about the matter and also briefed him on the present situation that was going on in the council. After listening to the whole story, the Governor promised to take action on the matter as he himself felt that the incident is really very unfortute.”</div>
<div>He stated that the Governor has also promised to fix those responsible for the whole incident, adding “I’m hopeful that in a few days, necessary action will definitely be taken by the Governor.”</div>
<div>Mulieh further said he was able to apprise the Governor about the way the present EC in JHADC was functioning vis-à-vis the various provision of the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District (Establishment of Elaka and Village and Election, Appointment, Powers, Functions and Jurisdiction of Dalloi/ Sirdar and Waheh Shnong) Act, 2015, especially the provision of appointment of acting Dalloi and Waheh Shnong.</div>
<div>According to him, ever since the Act came into existence, there have been several complaints from different quarters about the misuse of the provisions of the Act. And the one in particular is the appointment of acting Dalloi to various elakas after some of acting Dallois were suspended by the EC, but this was beyond their powers and jurisdiction. On the illegal appointment and regularization, he now hoped that matter will come to a logical conclusion with the intervention of the Governor.</div>
<div>“I would like to state that while taking up this matter I have no persol grudge against any one as all those individual are residents of Jaintia Hills. But I am doing all this in the interest of the District Council as a whole so that there is no bad precedent for the future as far as the violation of rules and regulations is concerned,” he said. </div>