SHILLONG, May 31 � The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) passed the Village Administration Bill (VAB) with amendments here yesterday.
During a special session held last evening the Council passed the Bill which aims to empower traditional institutions. The Bill would be sent to the State Government for approval.
The Bill had 23 amendments, including a section that earlier sought for 14 years of stay in a village or locality for a �non-Khasi of India� before the person could be considered for a residential certificate from the traditional institution.
Chief Executive Member, Pynshngainlang N Syiem said the section is in conflict with existing Central laws, including Representation of People�s Act 1950.
The members also discussed on the Ordinance passed by the State Government and approved by Governor V Shanmuganathan.