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Meghalaya: UDP led EC in KHADC collapses

Meghalaya, UDP led EC in KHADC collapses,

Shillong | Nov 20,2019

The ruling Executive Committee of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) led by Chief Executive Member (CEM), Teinwell Dkhar collapsed during the Council winter session after failing to survive the non-confidence motion moved by the Opposition Congress here today.

While moving the no-confidence motion, the opposition party supported by nine MDCs and an independent MDC, Grace Mary Kharpuri had stated that the ruling coalition which is leading the EC in the Council for the past eight months has failed on all fronts.

The UDA is an alliance comprising of the MDCs of the UDP, PDF, NPP, HSPDP and independent MDCs.

After the opposition moved the no-confidence motion, Deputy CEM, Pyniaid Sing Syiem had asked the MDCs of the ruling SIDE to stand in the floor of the House to prove that the UDA still has the majority. Interestingly, PDF MDC from Umsning, Macdalyne S Mawlong and UDP MDC from Laban, Mitchel Wankhar did not stand despite the request on the part of the Deputy CEM.

The leader of opposition, Lamphrang Blah refused to withdraw the no-confidence motion after the end of the debate and said that he left to the wisdom of the Chairman to decide. The Chairman told the House that he will have to put the no-confidence motion to vote to decide whether ruling coalition still has the support of the majority.

In the House of 29, both the ruling coalition and the opposition got 14 votes each during the voting. Following a tie, Syiem told the House that he would vote to decide who wins the no-confidence motion. The present EC collapse after the Chairman voted in favour of the opposition. Besides Syiem, it is still unclear who are the other four MDCs of the ruling coalition in the Council who supported the NC moved by the opposition.

Syiem, after the voting told the members that the present EC has lost the confidence of the House, since it has lost the support of the majority. He also informed that the election of the new CEM will be held on the November 22.

Former Meghalaya CM leads Congress in protest against CAB

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Tura | Nov 15,2019

The Congress party led by former Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma today held a protest against the proposed implementation of Citizenship Amendment Bill in the state. The rally was held in Garobadha village in South West Garo Hills.

The rally today saw a plethora of leaders from the Congress in Garo Hills including Zenith Sangma, Lazarus Sangma and former Speaker of the state AT Mondal. The rally, which saw strong crowd of over 3000 people was organized by the Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress and the WGH DCC.

The rally began at 11 am this morning from the Garobadha Cattle Market and continued up to the Amguri HS School playground where Dr Sangma joined the protestors for the subsequent meeting. The rallyists covered a distance of close to 3.5 kms as part of the protest against the controversial Bill and began at 11 am this morning.

Meanwhile a similar protest led by the congress over CAB was also held in Resubelpara, North Garo Hills yesterday.

The protest rally held yesterday, Nov 14, was led by Congress MLA from Mendipathar, Marthon Sangma and former MLA of Kharkutta and DCC president, Cherak Momin with members of the District Congress Committee (DCC), DYC and Mahila Congress, all being a part of the protest.

The protestors sought the unconditional withdrawal of the controversial Bill.

The protest in NGH comes after a similar protest held at Williamnagar in East Garo Hills, last Saturday, Nov 10.

Diengdoh sworn in as Meghalaya HC Judge; media persons prevented from covering event

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WANLURA DIENGDOH,

Shillong | November 15,2019

District and Session Judge, Shillong, Wanlura Diengdoh was sworn-in today as the new judge of the Meghalaya High Court.

Newly appointed Chief Justice, Justice Muhammad Rafiq administered the oath of office and secrecy in the court premises in the presence of senior advocates and others. Justice Diengdoh is the second Khasi judge in the Meghalaya High Court after Justice Hamar Sing Thangkhiew.

Speaking to reporters after being sworn-in as the new judge, Diengdoh said that it is his responsibility to do his job with honesty.

“I am here to serve for the good and welfare of my own people. I am sure that I will getting the support of everyone who are part and parcel of the legal system,” he said.

When asked that the Chief Justice had mentioned about the 2500 plus cases pending in the various subordinate courts, he said that as the judge, it is his responsibility to ensure that the pending cases are dispose off.

“I will be working hand in hand with the Chief Justice and other judges to see these pending cases are disposed off,” Justice Diengdoh said.

Diengdoh had joined the judicial service in 2000 as an Additional District and Sessions Judge. Later he held the post as the first registrar general of the High Court of Meghalaya. He was also the member secretary of the Meghalaya State Legal Services Authority.

Earlier, a number of media persons were not allowed to cover the swearing-in ceremony of the newly appointed jugde of Meghalaya High Court.

The invitation for covering the swearing-in ceremony was sent through DIPR. But on reaching the High Court, media persons fromboth print and electronic media were frisked and their cameras were taken by the security who are manning the entry point.

According to the security personnel, the order to restrict the media was imposed by the Registrar General.

When media persons asked the Registar General as to why they had been barred from covering the swearing-in ceremony, she said that there are some procedure of the court which needs to be followed.

“You people don’t understand the institution,” the adamant registrar said.

Interestingly, it was witnessed that the contract photgrapher-cameraman were allowed to take shot inside and click pictures during the swearing-in ceremony. Even members of the public were using their mobile phones inside the hall to take pictures and capture videos of the swearing-in.

Meghalaya: Police officer booked for sexually harassing a lawyer

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SHILLONG | November 14, 2019:

Meghalaya police have registered a case against its Sub-Inspector Habanjob Khonglah, who is accused of sexually harassing a lady lawyer, a police officer said on Tuesday.

However, police are yet to arrest the accused.

On Monday, the victim lodged a complaint against Khonglah with the Khliehriat women police station in East Jaintia Hills district accusing him of sexually abusing her.

Khonglah, who was an officer-in-charge of Lad Rymbai Police outpost, had been accused of sending inappropriate messages and showed his genital to the lawyer via video calling.

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The victim alleged the police officer even touched her hand when she visited the police outpost for some legal matters.

“A case has been registered against him (Khonglah). He has been transferred from Lad Rymbai Out Post and Investigation is going on,” Vivekanand Singh, the district police chief told IANS.

Asked if Khonglah has been formally arrested in view of the serious accusations against him, Singh said, “Its Investigation Officer’s discretion whether to arrest or not. If required, he will be arrested since the charge against him is punishable with three years’ imprisonment and arrest is not mandatory in such cases.”

However, the police officer said that the accused is cooperating with the investigation.

Meghalaya Police Recruitment 2019, Armed/Unarmed Branch [1012 Posts] check details

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JOB | November 13, 2019:

Online application are invited from eligible candidates who are Indian citizens and who are domiciled in the State of Meghalaya to fill up the under mentioned categories of vacancies in the Meghalaya Police.

AB/UB Group
(A) UB Sub- Inspector

  1. Post Name:- UB Sub- Inspector
    No of posts:- 41
    Age limit:- 21 to 27 years.
    Pay Scale:- Pay Level-11 of Revised Pay Structure: 37800- 86400/- plus other allowances as admissible under the Rules from time to time.
    Educational Qualification:- Degree (Graduate) in any stream.

(B) UB Category

  1. Post Name:- Unarmed Branch Constables
    No of posts:- 268
    Age limit:- 18 to 21 years.
    Pay Scale:- Pay Level-4 of Revised Pay Structure: 22200- 52400/- plus other allowances as admissible under the Rules from time to time.
    Educational Qualification:- 10+2 pass.
  2. Post Name:- Firemen (Male)
    No of posts:- 37
    Age limit:- 18 to 21 years.
    Pay Scale:- Pay Level-4 of Revised Pay Structure: 22200- 52400/- plus other allowances as admissible under the Rules from time to time.
    Educational Qualification:- 10+2 pass.
  3. Post Name:- Driver Firemen (Male)
    No of posts:- 25
    Age limit:- 18 to 21 years.
    Pay Scale:- Pay Level-4 of Revised Pay Structure: 22200- 52400/- plus other allowances as admissible under the Rules from time to time.
    Educational Qualification:- 10+2 pass.
  4. Post Name:- MPRO Operator Constables
    No of posts:- 21
    Age limit:- 18 to 21 years.
    Pay Scale:- Pay Level-4 of Revised Pay Structure: 22200- 52400/- plus other allowances as admissible under the Rules from time to time.
    Educational Qualification:- 10+2 pass.

(C) AB Category

  1. Post Name:- Armed Branch Constables/ BN Constables
    No of posts:- 383
    Age limit:- 18 to 21 years.
    Pay Scale:-
    1. For Matriculates- Pay Level-4 Rs. 22,200/- 52400/- of Revised Pay Structure.
    2. For Class IX Passed- Pay Level-3 Rs. 20600- 48700/- of Revised Pay Structure.
    3. Plus other allowances as admissible under the Rules from time to time.
    Educational Qualification:- Class IX (Nine) pass.
  2. Post Name:- Driver Constables (Male)
    No of posts:- 19
    Age limit:- 18 to 21 years.
    Pay Scale:-
    1. For Matriculates- Pay Level-4 Rs. 22,200/- 52400/- of Revised Pay Structure.
    2. For Class IX Passed- Pay Level-3 Rs. 20600- 48700/- of Revised Pay Structure.
    3. Plus other allowances as admissible under the Rules from time to time.
    Educational Qualification:- Class IX (Nine) pass.

SF.10 Group
(A) SF10 ABASI

  1. Post Name:- SF10 AB Sub Inspector (Male)
    No of posts:- 3
    Age limit:- 21 to 27 years.
    Pay Scale:- Pay Level-4 of Revised Pay Structure: 37800- 86400/- plus other allowances as admissible under the Rules from time to time.
    Educational Qualification:- Degree (Graduate) in any stream.

(B) SF10 Commando

  1. Post Name:- Commando Constable (Male)
    No of posts:- 98
    Age limit:- 18 to 21 years.
    Pay Scale:- Pay Level-4 of Revised Pay Structure: 22200- 52400/- plus other allowances as admissible under the Rules from time to time.
    Educational Qualification:- Class X (Ten) pass.
  2. Post Name:- Commando Constable (Female)
    No of posts:- 41
    Age limit:- 18 to 21 years.
    Pay Scale:- Pay Level-4 of Revised Pay Structure: 22200- 52400/- plus other allowances as admissible under the Rules from time to time.
    Educational Qualification:- Class X (Ten) pass.
  3. Post Name:- Signal Operator
    No of posts:- 5
    Age limit:- 18 to 21 years.
    Pay Scale:- Pay Level-4 of Revised Pay Structure: 22200- 52400/- plus other allowances as admissible under the Rules from time to time.
    Educational Qualification:- 10+2 pass.

Follower Group (AB & SF10)

  1. Post Name:- Follower (Male)
    No of posts:- 64 (Cook-45, Barber-10, Sweeper-9)
    Age limit:- 18 to 27 years.
    Pay Scale:- Pay Level-1 of Revised Pay Structure: 17400- 41000/- plus other allowances as admissible under the Rules from time to time.
    Educational Qualification:- Class V (Five) and above.
  2. Post Name:- Follower SF10 (Male)
    No of posts:- 10 (Cook-10)
    Age limit:- 18 to 27 years.
    Pay Scale:- Pay Level-4 of Revised Pay Structure: 17400- 41000/- plus other allowances as admissible under the Rules from time to time.
    Educational Qualification:- Class V (Five) and above.

How to apply:- Interested and eligible candidates can apply online through Meghalaya Police official website www.megpolice.gov.in

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Important Date: Apply from 14.11.2019 to 14.12.2019.

The following documents should be brought by the candidates at the time of PET for vetting and submit copies of the same at the time of Personal Interview.

  1. 4 (four) recent passport size photographs.
  2. S.T/S.C. Certificate — for S.T. / S.C. candidates of Meghalaya.
  3. Age certificate as per HSLC/ SSLC Certificates/ Admit Cards or their equivalent certificate testifying the date of birth/age.
  4. Educational Qualification certificates.
  5. Additional qualifications, if any.
  6. No Objection Certificate for government employee
  7. Domicile Certificate for Open/General category candidates.
  8. Photocopies of the certificate to support the claim of Bonus Marks Should be submitted at the time of PET.
  9. Candidates applying for posts of drivers are required to possess HMV/ LMV driving license.

Application Fee:- The Application Fee for each post shall be Rs. 50/- (Rupees fifty) which should be paid through EGRAS or E-Challan from any Nationalized Bank. The concerned bank will charge from Candidates as per the mode of payment.

Reservation Policy:-Reservation policy of the State is 40% for Khasi Jaintia candidates, 40% for Garo candidates, 5% for other Tribes of Meghalaya and Schedule cast and 15% Open category for all candidates irrespective of Tribes/Casts. 10% of existing vacancies shall be reserved for Women candidates.

Selection Procedure:- Eligible candidates will have to undergo Physical Measurement Test (PMT) and Physical Efficiency Test (PET).

For more details, visit www.megpolice.gov.in

Banteidor to take over as acting president of PDF

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Shillong | November 12, 2019

Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Banteidor Lyngdoh will take over as the acting president of the People’s Democratic Front (PDF)

This development comes after PDF president Ivanlumlang Marbaniang decided to step down from the post.

Speaking to reporters today, Marbaniang has denied that there is any pressure for him to step down.

He said that he had announced to step down from the post of president during the meeting of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the party yesterday.

The outgoing president said that he is hopeful that the new president will be able to take the party to new heights.

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According to him, he will continue to be part of the party in the capacity of the chairman.

Meanwhile, Banteidor said that the whole CEC is shock after Marbaniang told he would like to relinquish the post of president citing personal reasons.

“We are hopeful that he (Marbaniang) will continue to serve and work for the growth of the party,” he said.

The new Acting President said that the election of the full fledge president will be held during the General Council meeting to be held next year.

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