SHILLONG, APR 12: Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on Wednesday said that the state government had pleaded before the Meghalaya High Court to allow implementation of the roster system â€˜prospectivelyâ€™.
â€œAfter the High Court has given its ruling in 2022, we have filed an affidavit (on this matter) not less than three times where we pleaded with the High Court to allow us (government) to implement the roster system prospectively not retrospectively,â€ Tynsong told reporters.
â€œBut the High Court at that point in time insisted us that it should be implemented retrospectively meaning from the inception of the state reservation policy,â€ he said when responding to a query with regards to the demand of the Voice of the People Party to put on hold implementation of the roster system pending the review of the state reservation policy.
Tynsong however informed that the government would soon convene a cabinet meeting and an All-party meeting to discuss the roster system.
â€œAgain we are waiting for the chief minister to reach Shillong and we will call a meeting, we will have a cabinet meeting and also we will have an all party meeting with all responsible leaders and we will share and will discuss how to go forward,â€ he said.
When asked, the deputy chief minister said, â€œI have no right to reply on behalf of the High Court but thatâ€™s what I am saying the point is very clear that we pleaded already as we wanted to implement it prospectively but the high court insisted and said on record that it should be implemented from the inception of reservation policy. So as of today it stands like that.â€