SHILLONG: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), after reviving complaints from the Mawphlang Labour Union (MLU) that Kolkata Techno Electric and Engineering Company Ltd had not availed a trading and labour licence from the council, shut down the office.
A team of enforcement personnel along with the Superintendent of Enforcement KHADC Albert Lanong visited the company office in Mawphlang along with members and leaders of MLU and asked for the trading and labour licence issued by the council. However, the company could not produce the paperwork. It is also been learnt that at the Techno Electric and Engineering Company Ltd employs 11 locals and about 33 non-tribals.
Speaking to reporters here on Friday, general secretary of MLU Rickson Nongseij said, “This company has been operating in this area since October 10, 2017. However, the company could not show the trading and labour licence despite several requests from the KHADC.”
He said that because of this, the union had to approach the officers and MDCs in-charge of these departments to keep a close tab on companies coming from outside the State.
The union also urged that any company undertaking any project or setting up a company under Hima Mawphlang should first go through the district council to obtain the trading papers. The union also urged the district council to find and take serious action against companies which are bypassing the rules and regulation of the KHADC.
The general secretary of the union has also said that the company has till Monday evening to produce the necessary documents. “If they are unable to produce the documents, then we will be forced to shut down this company indefinitely,” he said.
Meanwhile, Khamborlang Kharshandi, sports secretary of the union, lauded the efforts of Executive Member in-charge Trade Paul Lyngdoh for cracking down on various companies and businesses without and trading licence.