SHILLONG: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Wednesday said that all Deputy Commissioners in the State has been empowered to release Rs 25 lakh from the MLA scheme 2020-21 to legislators.
He informed that the MLAs have to submit a detailed list of essential commodities to be distributed to the beneficiaries and avail the funds, which will be sanctioned from the Deputy Commissioner’s Office on an immediate basis.
He informed the media that MLAs and MDCs have been requested to work in coordination with the district administration in ensuring that essential commodities are made available. He said that during this time of crisis the public representatives, social organizations and volunteers have to come together to aid the government.
He informed that the government has been engaging with MLAs of different districts to solicit their views and suggestions which will enable the government to streamline the delivery mechanism.
He informed that Cabinet Ministers in charge of different regions of the State, which is divided into Khasi, Jaintia and Garo Hills are continuously working at the regional level to ensure that all essential commodities were made available and they were making effort to address the concerns raised by the administrations of the different regions.
“A system for coordinated efforts between the grassroots, the administration and the government has been put in place and we are working to ensure that all necessary measures were taken, which is in the interest and welfare of the public,” said the Chief Minister.
He said that the effort of the government to deal with this crisis with every possible measure was to ensure that there is an improvement in the overall coordination of the different efforts that the government has initiated.
“There are issues and concerns which are very challenging but we will try our best to address those concerns. We have received positive suggestions from public representatives. The cooperation extended by the public representatives are very supportive and have united representatives from across parties,” he said.