Cabinet lifts Administrator’s Rule in GHADC, Governor may call special session soon

Shillong, June 15: The special session of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council will soon be convened following the Meghalaya government’s decision to revoke Administrator’s Rule that was imposed for the past two months.  

 Briefing reporters after the Cabinet meeting on Thursday, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said that the Cabinet has approved the proposal of the District Council Affairs (DCA) department for revoking the notification related to imposition of Administrator’s Rule in GHADC.

 “We have decided to recommend to the Governor to summon the special session of the GHADC for electing a new chief executive member and formation of a new executive committee,” he said.

The Governor, Banwarilal Purohit through a notification on April 4, has clamped the GHADC under Administrator’s Rule after the resignation of former CEM, Denang T. Sangma.

 The resignation of Denang without facing the No-confidence brought by the opposition Congress, led to the collapse of the National People Party (NPP)-led Garo Hills Progressive Alliance (GHPA) executive committee in GHADC.

 With the GHADC yet to pass its budget for the year 2017-18, the chief minister said that the Cabinet decision will pave way for the new executive committee to pass the budget for ensuring smooth functioning of the Council.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet also approved minor amendments to the Minor Mineral Concession Rules and Meghalaya Human Rights Commission Salary and Allowance.

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