SHILLONG, Sept 16 - The Meghalaya Assembly today laid several important notifications, including the one relating to an Ordinance to empower traditional Institutions, bodies and headmen.
Deputy Chief Minister in-charge law, Rowell Lyngdoh laid the notification relating to the Meghalaya Local Administration (Empowerment of Traditional Institutions, Traditional Bodies and Headmen in Governance and Public Delivery System) ordinance, 2015.
However, Opposition Leader from the UDP, Donkupar Roy sought clarification whether the ordinance, for which the notification was laid on the floor of the House, would lapse as it was not brought in the form of a Bill.
Clarifying the issue, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said, the Government is seeking the opinion of all political parties on the issue of empowering the traditional Institutions, bodies and headman. The Government is in the process to frame a draft Bill in which opinions of all the political parties is being sought so that the traditional institutions, bodies and headmen are empowered accordingly.
The Assembly also passed the Government Resolution for approval of the notification to bring the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council under the Administrator�s Rule.
District Council Affairs Minister, HDR Lyngdoh laid the notification on the floor of the House, which was passed. The Council would be under the Administrator�s Rule from 18 September to 10 October as the elections to the Council would be held on October.
Moreover, Sangma, who holds the finance portfolio, laid the notification relating to the Meghalaya Prize Chits and Money Circulation Scheme (Banning) Rules, 2015.