Govt notifies panel to recommend names for appointment of MSCW members

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SHILLONG, JULY 28: Social Welfare Minister Paul Lyngdoh on Friday informed that the search committee for appointment of the chairperson and members of the Meghalaya State Commission for Women (MSCW) has been notified on July 24, in a very transparent manner.

Addressing media persons, Lyngdoh said the panel is headed by the commissioner and secretary in-charge social welfare as chairperson. Secretary in-charge personnel and AR department, director of social welfare, deputy inspector general of police (DIG CID), director of health services are official members and principal of Lady Keane College, Shillong, principal of Women’s College Shillong and head of the department of social work, MLCU are the non-official members of the committee.

Lyngdoh said committee has been asked to identify and recommend names of eminent women, who have rendered their services for cause of women, who have sufficient knowledge and experience in dealing with women’s issues and problems, as chairperson, vice chairperson and members of the MSCW as and when vacancies are notified.

The term of the search and select committee will be for period of three years from the date of notification, he added.

Asked, he assured “We will ensure that we don’t allow any politicization of the process of selection.”

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