Govt to increase borrowing limit

Shillong, Aug 9: The Cabinet has approved the amendment of the Meghalaya Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2006 which seeks to allow the state to increase its borrowing limit by another 0.5 per cent of the GSDP.

e-stamping project 


The cabinet also decided to extend the implementation of the e-stamping project to three more districts which include West Jaintia Hills, West Garo Hills and Ri Bhoi.

The e-stamping project was initially started in East Khasi Hills district with only one counter in the Deputy Commissioner’s office which was operated by the Central Records keeping Agency (CRA).

Khasi -Garo compulsory paper 

The state also approved the amendment of the Meghalaya Judicial Service Rules, 2006 and the Meghalaya Higher Judicial Service Rules, 2015 which seeks to make it mandatory for candidates to secure minimum marks on Khasi or Garo compulsory paper.

Addressing media persons after the meeting, cabinet minister James K Sangma said the amendment came up after there was a full court meeting of the Meghalaya High Court on May 9, which resolved to amend Schedule B of the respective rules.

Police stations to be repaired 

It was also decided to set up  Police Infrastructure Renovation Fund (PIRF) for repairing and renovation of police stations, police outposts and anti dacoity camps in all 12 districts of the state.

The government said it was urgently felt necessary that there was a need for an immediate funding of minor repair works, renovation of police infrastructure.

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