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Paul urges Dorbar Shnongs not to get stuck in 'time warp'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT


SHILLONG, March 19: The state government today said that it was contemplating to institutiolize the traditiol institutions in the state.

The role of these traditiol institutions (dorbar shnongs) came under the scanner after the High Court ruling disallowed them to issue NOCs.

“Government is of the opinion that one of the way to get out of this situation is to institutiolise the traditiol institutions,” Meghalaya District Council Affairs (DCA) Minister HDR Lyngdoh said while replying to the debate on the motion “Need of appropriate steps by the state government to define the role and responsibility of Dorbar Shnong”.

The motion was brought by UDP legislator from Nongthymmai, Jemino Mawthoh.

Lyngdoh informed that on March 4 this year the government held a meeting with the stakeholders to deliberate and discuss the issue of empowering and institutiolizing the traditiol bodies.

The DCA Minister informed the house that the meeting proposed to set up a committee under the chairmanship of the Chief Adviser to the State Government, Dr DD Lapang.

There will be representative from the State Government and the District Councils will be represented by the respective CEMs, one each from the Opposition to make the committee more inclusive and representatives from the traditiol institutions.

“The constitution of the Committee is under process and it will be notified shortly,” Lyngdoh said.

Earlier, participating in the debate, UDP legislator from Shillong West, Paul Lyngdoh said that the traditiol institution should not be stuck in a “time warp” and it should be dymic.

“Our ancestors did what is best for them and we will do what is best for us,” the UDP legislator said.

He also suggested that the office of the Rangbah Shnong should have a fixed tenure and a person holding the post of Rangbah Shnong should have a minimum qualification.

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