Shillong, Feb 7: The Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) Titosstarwell Chyne on Monday led a delegation of MDCs from the council to meet Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma to seek clarity on the words â€˜Village Councilsâ€™ approved by the Cabinet recently.
On January 28, the Cabinet had deliberated on various issues including the use of the words â€˜Village Councilsâ€™ to amend the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.
â€œI would like to inform you the Chief Minister has given us clarity about the proposed amendment, especially regarding the Village Council,â€ Chyne said.
According to the CEM, the Chief Minister has given a clarification that in the proposed amendment approved by the Cabinet the word â€˜Village Councilâ€™ is also being included with the word â€˜Village Dorbarsâ€™, which means in Garo Hills they may accept the word â€˜Village Councilâ€™ but in Khasi-Jaintia Hills the word â€˜Village Dorba would be applicable.
â€œSo the question of Village Council in Khasi-Jaintia Hills does not arise. We would like to ensure from our side that the words Village Dorbar should not be removed,â€ Chyne added.
According to him all traditional practices and institutions should be strengthened as per the proposed amendment of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.