Cabinet approves appointment of OSD (Technical) under Power department

Shillong, Jun 18: The Meghalaya Cabinet on Friday approved the appointment of an Officer-on-Special Duty (Technical) under the Power Department.

In a press communiqué, the government stated that the cabinet approved the appointment of U. N. Madan a retired Chief Engineer (Projects), MePDCL as the next OSD (Technical) Power Department on contractual basis for a period of three years.

The government stated that he will be entitled to receive remuneration at the rate of the last pay drawn minus pension, plus allowances as may be admissible from time to time.

The cabinet also approved amendment of the Meghalaya Goods and Services Tax Act 2017 by issuance of an ordinance (Meghalaya Goods and Service Tax (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021.

The government stated that the centre has brought amendments to the Central GST Act 2017 and in view of this, amendments to the State Act was necessitated in order to effect the corresponding changes made by the Central Act.

The Sections amended were 7, 16, 35, 44, 50, 74, 75, 83, 107, 129, 130, 151, 152, 168 of the Meghalaya Good and Service Tax Act, 2017

The cabinet also approved the proposal to frame The Meghalaya Forensic Science Laboratory Service Rules 2021.

The framing of the service rules is to govern the conditions of services of its officers.

The cabinet also approved the retention of registration marks of old motor vehicles on a new vehicle after the sale or scrapping of the old vehicle.

“Since fees are paid by few members of the public for their choice numbers, therefore they should be given the opportunity to retain the same registration number even on purchase of a new vehicle later,” the government stated.

If the retained registration is affixed in the new vehicle within one year then a fee of Rs. 10,000 or Rs. 15,000 may be levied.

But if the retained registration is not fixed in the new vehicle within one year then a fee of Rs. 10,000 or Rs. 15,000 per annum may be levied.

“If the owners fail to pay the retention fee annually then the registration number will automatically be property of the government,” the government stated.

The cabinet also approved the amendment of the Meghalaya Civil Service Rules 1975 to incorporate the sub-rule for addition of marks obtained by MCS Officers during the induction training at MATI to marks secured in the competitive exam by MPSC to determine Officers’ ranking & seniority.

Meanwhile, the cabinet also approved the re-development of government land at Khyndai Lad and for availing of loan from housing and urban Development Corporation Bank (HUDCO) for the purpose.

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