SHILLONG, July 21 - Meghalaya Cabinet today reiterated its decision that no ad-hoc appointments can be made without the knowledge of the Government, while efforts to revamp the District Selection Committees (DSC) are being undertaken.
�In several departments of the State appointments were made within the family. In some departments of Garo Hills Autonomous District Council, an office had the daughter, daughter-in-law and sister-in-law of an official sitting next to each other,� Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.
He said officials have been making such appointments �illegally� over the years, which has to stop. �We have created a data base of regular employees, which would help us identify these ad-hoc appointees,� he stated.
The CM said the Government would keep provisions of ad-hoc appointments in matters of exigency and on a need basis. �Whenever there is an urgent requirement to fill up a vacant post and suitable candidates are not available, the Cabinet would make temporary appointments from different sources,� he informed.
The Cabinet also decided to bring some changes within the DSCs. From now on, the examination pattern would be objective rather than the present descriptive nature.
This, Sangma said, would help save time between the date of examination and the declaration of result. Moreover, topics such as essay and precise writing would be done away with.
The Chief Minister said the changes would be undertaken by amending the DSC rules. �We have proposed the amendment of the DSC rules to bring about these changes,� he stated.