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NGEA seeks GHADC poll deferment, to move Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik

The Non-Gazetted Employees' Association (NGEA) has decided to seek the intervention of Governor Satya Pal Malik on the need to postpone the elections to the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) until all pending salaries of the employees are cleared.

Satya Pal Malik

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2021-02-08T12:03:54+05:30

SHILLONG: The Non-Gazetted Employees' Association (NGEA) has decided to seek the intervention of Governor Satya Pal Malik on the need to postpone the elections to the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) until all pending salaries of the employees are cleared.

"The NGEA will soon meet the Governor along with the memorandum to apprise him (on the need) to postpone the elections until the State government releases all the royalty share of the GHADC to clear their pending salaries," said the association. The organization also threatened to boycott the GHADC polls.

"If the State government failed to release the royalty share of GHADC and fail to clear the monthly salary of the employees, we will have no option but to boycott the elections by abstaining from our work," it said.

This was a reaction to the statement made by the Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong that the GHADC would require Rs 15 crore as expenditure for the elections.

Meanwhile, the NGEA also demanded that DCA Minister Lahkmen Rymbui to clarify on his statement made on December 15 last year that out of Rs 45 crore sanctioned by the 15th Finance Commission under the Special Plan Assistance, Rs 18.20 crore had been allocated to the GHADC.

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