* Employees irate over salaries pending for 28 months
SHILLONG: The Non-Gazetted Employees Association (NGEA) led by social activist Kingstone B Marak, on Saturday, met Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik, seeking the administrator's rule in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) until elections to the Council are held at a better time.
The NGEA and Marak had earlier on August 30 sent a representation to the Governor over the matter and also met him on Friday, September 11, to check the progress of their request.
The NGEA has been in a pitched battle with the GHADC authorities and the NPP-led Executive Committee (EC) over the pending salaries of 28 months that is still due to them. A case has also been filed in the Meghalaya High Court in the matter.
The NGEA members focussed on alleged corruption in the Council to the Governor and stated that over Rs 126 crore had been misappropriated by the GHADC authorities. "We have sought the administrator's rule if there is an extension to the term. However, the Governor himself said that he was not keen on the extension. A discussion on the matter of extension of the Council is yet to be held between the Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and the Governor," Marak pointed out.
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