SHILLONG, Oct 4 - DD Lapang, who quit the Congress, was today appointed the chief adviser to the NPP-led Government in Meghalaya with perks and facilities as enjoyed by top political appointees in the State, an official said.
Lapang, a four-time Chief Minister who had been associated with the Congress for over four decades, headed the party in the State till December when its president asked him to hand over charge to younger leaders.
Planning Department secretary Pravin Bakshi, in a notification issued here, said the Governor of Meghalaya is pleased to appoint DD Lapang, former Chief Minister, as chief adviser to the Government of Meghalaya with perks and facilities under Category A+.
Under the category, various political appointees who are made chairmen of government bodies are entitled to two Grade IV staff in the office apart from other allowances as specified by the Planning department.
Earlier, Leader of Opposition Mukul Sangma had met Lapang, but failed to convince him to remain with the Congress. Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong had also met him at his residence, requesting him to join the ruling NPP led by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma. � PTI