Meghalaya Legislative Assembly

Five-day autumn session to begin from Nov 5, BAC decides to have question hour

October 12, 2020

Shillong, Oct 12: The Meghalaya Legislative Assembly will commence its five-day autumn session from November 5, informed Assembly Commissioner & Secretary, Dr. Andrew Simons. The calendar for the session was approved by the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) chaired by Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh earlier today. The meeting was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, Read More

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Assembly Committee raises concern over ration & BPL card coverage

October 9, 2020

Shillong, Oct 9: The Meghalaya Assembly Committee on Women Empowerment today urged the Food and Civil Supplies Department to fast track processing pending ration card applications. Committee Chairperson Dr. Ampareen Lyngdoh said that they were informed by the Department that there were 57,083 pending applications still unattended since 2016. She said that 77.79% rural families Read More

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Assembly Committee urges govt to reduce COVID testing cost

October 9, 2020

Shillong, Oct 9: The Meghalaya Assembly Committee on Women Empowerment on Friday urged the state government to reduce the cost of COVID-19 testing and treatment. It may be informed that from October 16, Rs. 3200 will be charged for RTPCR, CBNAAT and TRUNAAT tests, while Rs. 500 will be charged for rapid antigen test. The Read More

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Meghalaya has only 304 Aadhaar registration kits: Ampareen

October 8, 2020

Shillong, Oct 8: The Meghalaya Assembly Committee on Women Empowerment on Thursday expressed concern over the low coverage of Aadhaar card implementation in the state. Committee Chairperson Dr. Ampareen Lyngdoh informed that the entire state has only 32% Aadhaar coverage, which was a cause of concern since the government of India has linked almost all Read More

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Assembly Committee summons WKH SP over Mairang rape case

October 8, 2020

Shillong, Oct 8: The Meghalaya Assembly Committee on Women Empowerment on Thursday summoned West Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police, Herbert Lyngdoh to brief on the status of the Mairang rape case. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Committee member H.M Shangpliang informed that the accused is under arrest and charge sheet is almost complete. It was Read More

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Increase women-centric trade at ITIs: Women Empowerment Committee

October 8, 2020

Shillong, Oct 8: The Meghalaya Assembly Committee on Women Empowerment has instructed the Labour Department to increase women-centric trades at Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) across the state. Committee member, Mayralborn Syiem stated that the panel was disappointed over the lack of diverse trades for women at these institutes. He said that although ITIs in Shillong Read More

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Release all MLA funds before next session, warns Privileges Committee Chairperson

September 28, 2020

Shillong, Sept 28: The Meghalaya Assembly Committee on Privileges on Monday held a meeting to discuss privileges of MLAs in regards to various government schemes and on alleged ‘non-responsive’ attitude of some government officers towards various Committee members. The Committee summoned the Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, Planning, and Personnel Commissioner and various officials Read More

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Phulbari gang rape case: Satisfied with the investigation, says Dr. Ampareen

September 16, 2020

Shillong, Sep 16: The Meghalaya Assembly Committee on Women Empowerment, on Wednesday, expressed their satisfaction over the ongoing investigation of the Phulbari gang rape case. The committee members were briefed about the case, wherein a 16-year-old girl was gang raped by three men in West Garo Hills’s Phulbari, by West Garo Hills SP Raghavendra Kumar. Read More

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50 percent civil work of new assembly building completed: Speaker

September 9, 2020

Shillong, Sept 9: Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh, on Wednesday, held a detailed meeting to review the progress of construction work of the new assembly building in Mawdiangdiang. Urban Affairs Minister Hamletson Dohling, Chief Secretary M. S. Rao, and officials from PWD Building, Urban Affairs, Security, Finance and Planning and other line departments were present at Read More

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Assembly Committee asks Social Welfare to set up rehab centre for women and girls

August 11, 2020

Shillong, Aug 11: The Assembly Committee on Women Empowerment today asked the Department of Social Welfare for the establishment of a rehabilitation centre for Women and Girls engaged in substance and alcohol abuse. Chairperson of Assembly Committee for Women Empowerment, Dr. Ampareen Lyngdoh lamented the fact that no such centre has been set up for Read More

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