SHILLONG, May 15: Areas under the jurisdiction of the Autonomous District Council will not be under the purview of the MUDA building bye-laws.
The decision was taken at the tripartite meeting held between the Meghalaya government, KHADC and a delegation of the Synjuk Ki Nongsynshar Shnong Ka Bri U Hynniewtrep (SNSBH), a conglomeration of traditional headmen, in the city on Tuesday.
Informing media persons after the meeting, Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma said, “We have decided in principal that the areas within the jurisdiction of the Autonomous District Councils and outside the purview of the Municipal Board will not be affected by the MUDA buildings by-laws.”
The Chief Minister also said that certain legal provisions needs to be look into and the law department is going through all the aspects.
He also said that the town planning committees will be needed to be set up by the District Council and it along with the DCA department will be sitting together to make the particulars laws for the particular committees.
When asked about the earlier notification issued by the state government in 2015 declaring that the District Council builiding by-laws as unauthorise, Conrad said, “We are here to look into all those aspect and to re-visit those aspects and we must realise and we are looking forward on the oirginal provision of the Bye Laws made under the Meghalaya Town and Country Planning Act, 1973, that mentioned the the bye laws are applicalble except in the autonomous District Council areas.”