TURA, April 24: For the state of Meghalaya, with its bright lights on showcasing the region as an education hub, the ground reality has been a downer even as more cases of schools lacking basic facilities or in a state of absolute despair came forward – this time from the town of Phulbari in West Garo Hills (WGH) district.
The sad revelation of the Shyamnagar came about after a press release by the Achik Youth Council (AYC) on the deplorable state of the Shyamnagar Government LP School after a recent visit to the school.
SHILLONG, April 24: The Association of Resource Persons of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Meghalaya (ARPSM) has demanded that the state government considers regularising of their services and enhancing their salary to Rs 55,000 per month.
In a memorandum submitted to the State Education Minister, Lahkmen Rymbui here on Tuesday, ARPSM president M Syiemlieh said, “We humbly request you to kindly take into consideration our plight by regularising our services from the dates of our joining.”
SHILLONG, April 23: The Meghalaya State Planning Board (MSPB) will soon recommend that the State Government does away with a number of projects under the Integrated Basin Development and Livelihood Promotion (IBDLP) programme after it reviews the implementation of these projects.
In this regard, the MSPB has directed all departments to submit their reports on the various programmes under the IBDLP implemented by them within May 15.
NEW DELHI, April 23: The Union Home Ministry has removed Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from Meghalaya and reduced it to eight police stations in Arunachal Pradesh, an official said on Monday.
“AFSPA was totally withdrawn from all areas of Meghalaya from April 1. In Arunachal, it is down from 16 police stations to eight,” the official said.
This move has been applauded by Meghalaya’s Border Area Development, (BAD) Minister and the Chairman of the North East Students Organisation, (NESO) to name a few.
SHILLONG, April 23: Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma has reiterated that the National People’s Party’s (NPP’s) commitment towards ensuring the all round development of Meghalaya.
Campaigning for the NPP candidate who will be contesting the upcoming elections to the Williamnagar seat in the Assembly, Marcuise Marak, Conrad said, “We have formed the government with our post-poll coalition partners and we are focused to work for all regions of the state to accelerate growth and development.”