SHILLONG, April 21: Along with the rest of the country, lawyers of the Shillong Bar Association (SBA) on Friday burnt copies of the “The proposed Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2017” of the Law Commission.
Around one hundred lawyers assembled outside the Shillong Bar Association premises and burnt the copies of the recommendation and the Bill of the Law Commission as a mark protest.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS): Asserting that he had "extra" political will to carry out reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that with changing dynamics the government too needs to change its role from being a regulator to an enabler.
Addressing bureaucrats on Civil Services Day here, Modi lamented that the "colonial legacy of hierarchy" continues to be an issue and warned bureaucrats that use of social media should not compromise anonymity of the civil services.
"The push for reforms comes from political leadership but the perform angle is determined by civil servants, while transformation is enabled by people's participation," he said.
SHILLONG, April 20: Joint Secretary Home in-charge North East, Satyendra Garg has revealed that the Centre is not actively considering any further proposals to initiate talks with militant groups at this juncture.
“The Government of India is not considering any other proposal at this moment to initiate talks with any militant groups,” said Garg soon after his meeting with senior government officials to discuss the fulfillment of the Agreed Text of Settelment (ATS) with ANVC and ANVC – B held here in the city on Thursday.
SHILLONG, April 20: Quelling the distrust emerging out of the alleged delay of the Centre and the State government to review the fulfilment of the ‘Agreed Text of Settlement’ between the Centre and the Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC) and its breakaway faction the ANVC.B, the Joint Secretary Home in-charge of North East, Satyendra Garg has said that it has reviewed the issue and it will hold discussions with all the stakeholders including nominees from ANVC.B in either May or June, this year.
SHILLONG, April 21: Batting for more cohesion between the bureaucracy and politicians, the Meghalaya Minister for Information and Public Relations, Dr. M Ampareen Lyngdoh has pointed out that only under such a cohesive atmosphere can bring about effective public service delivery.
In this regard, while speaking as the chief guest of the inaugural session of an event held at Pinewood Hotel here on Friday to mark Civil Services Day, 2017, Lyngdoh, while stressing on ensuring accountability at both political and bureaucratic level, she exhorted the civil servants to fight against all odds and break barriers for good governance.
SHILLONG, April 20: With four of its MDCs not complying with the party’s directive to withdraw support to the People’s Democratic Front (PDF) led Executive Committee (EC) in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), the United Democratic Party will soon serve these MDCs show cause notices with the possibility of them being expelled from the party.
“I have sent a proposal to the party chief to immediate convene a meeting and if necessary for an emergent meeting Central Executive Committee (CEC) to deal with the matter,” UDP senior working president Bindo M Lanong said here on Thursday.
SHILLONG, April 20: With the shortfall in the supply of fresh fish in West Jaintia Hills (WJH) being met with imports from Andhra Pradesh, the fact that this fish reaches the district 18 to 21 day after it is shipped from the source has brought into question the quality of the fish consumed here.
The fact that fish packed in ice is taking this long to reach WJH from Andhra Pradesh was pointed out during a meeting held between the Meghalaya State Planning Board (MSPB) and officials of various departments in the district.