SHILLONG, Sept 28: The KHADC MDCs today unimously decided to stand united on any issues which directly affect the interest of the District Council while also condemning the recent notification issued by the state government declaring the KHAD (Land Development and Building) Regulation, 2015” as “uuthorized”.
On the notification issued by the state government the KHADC during the all-party MDC meeting has decided to depute the EM in-charge of Town Committee (Building Regulations) to consult with his legal experts in order to take the matter to Court.
“Any issue which directly affects the interest of the District Council we have unimously taken a decision that all the MDCs will work together with the Executive committee be it to oppose any policy of the state government or if we have to go to any court of law to get justice,” KHADC Chief P.N Syiem told media person at his chamber here on Monday.
He said that the KHADC has tried to preserve and protect the interest of the indigenous people instead in doing so they are facing a lot of hurdles and problems.
He informed that during the meeting all the MDCs have decided to condemn the recent notification of the state government which states that the Khasi Hill Autonomous District (Land Development and Building) Regulation 2015 is null and void.
Expressing his shock on the sudden U-turn of the state government, the KHADC Chief said, “In a recent meeting between the MDCs with the state government regarding this issue we had agreed to first go through the various documents to find out if there is any consent given by the District Council on the matter, but now we are surprised to see that the government has released an order stating that the Building Regulations 2015, of the KHADC is null and void. We condemn this move of the state government.”
The KHADC Chief said that if there is any misunderstanding between the District Council and the state government they always use to have a round table discussion on any issue but now it seems like the government does not want to have a round table discussion anymore.
During the all-party meeting the MDCs have also decided to write to the Meghalaya Governor in order to increase the share royalty of the KHADC from the current 25 percent back to 60 percent and 40 percent for the state government and they hope the Governor will take the right decision for the interest of the District Council.