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Govt notifies Expert Committee to review Reservation Policy

The expert committee shall undertake a review of the state reservation policy by obtaining views from all stakeholders and conducting field visits to all parts of the state.

SHILLONG: 

A day after the re-constituted committee on reservation policy and roster system met in Shillong on May 31, the government of Meghalaya, on June 1, notified an Expert Committee to review the State Reservation Policy.

Informing this, Chairperson of the re-constituted committee and cabinet minister Ampareen Lyngdoh today said that this notification is a result of the detailed discussion from the meeting that took place yesterday in Shillong with members of all the political parties in the state.

“This discussion was taken up by the government of Meghalaya through the committee notified to discuss the details of a proposal for implementation of reservation policy and to come out with a roster that should strictly adhered to here on,” Lyngdoh said.

According to the notification, the chairperson and members of the committee shall consist of experts in constitutional law, economics, sociology, demographic studies and related fields which shall be notified by the government of Meghalaya.

The expert committee shall undertake a review of the state reservation policy by obtaining views from all stakeholders and conducting field visits to all parts of the state.

Lyngdoh said that during the May 31 meeting, members of all political parties felt that the government must allow a healthy discussion on the reservation policy and “We, as a committee, took up several discussions surrounding some opinions about the present reservation policy and its applications in the state.”

She informed that all political parties that came to that discussion yesterday have strongly recommended for the formation of an expert committee to study all aspects and observations thereof that political parties would have on the state reservation policy.

“It would be correct to believe that this is a matter of concern raised by all stakeholders. we substantiated enough ground for the government to review the state reservation policy and while doing so, the committee yesterday sent an advisory to the state government and the government, after reviewing the minutes of the meeting, is pleased to notify accordingly,” the minister said.

She further added that the government will ensure that no one’s view on this matter shall be allowed to dictate further terms to this independent committee.

“We are yet to invite prominent and eminent citizens of the country who will be in position to review this matter so that whatever the government does is done in conformation with law and the constitution of this nation,” Lyngdoh added.

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