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Meghalaya House starts Fellowship programme

The State Assembly has come up with the Meghalaya Legislative Research Fellowship Programme where researchers will be attached with the legislators.

Meghalaya

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Jan 2022 5:50 AM GMT

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SHILLONG: The State Assembly has come up with the Meghalaya Legislative Research Fellowship Programme where researchers will be attached with the legislators.

Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh informed that so far 12 youths have been selected for the programme.

According to the Speaker, such an initiative is much needed for sharing or providing information on various aspects, such as matters relating to socio-economic development. "We have witnessed that the young and dynamic MLAs are very busy and keen to attend to the needs of the people and in the process, they are not able to focus on their responsibilities as legislators whether it relates to participating in the debate and discussion on the policy matters of the Government inside the House," Lyngdoh said.

According to him, the elected representatives are required to suggest or question the Government on its various policies or legislations even if they are MLAs from the Opposition and not from the ruling side. The Speaker said that the Opposition MLAs have got their own role and responsibilities to contribute for the larger interest of the people of the State.

"But this can take place only when the MLAs understand the rules and business of procedure of the House," he said.

Lyngdoh said that the Assembly Secretariat is of the view that youths can be involved to help the MLAs, so that their expertise can be used to carry out research on many important matters and to collect the necessary information which can be useful for the MLAs.

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