Shillong, June 7: The social welfare department will come up with a panel of names for the appointment of the new chairperson of the women’s commission.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, the minister in-charge of the department said, “I have studied the file. The person concerned (Phidalia Toi) is not only about her being involved in election campaign but according to the rules, she is supposed to attend at least three meetings of the board and she has abstained from four meetings and therefore, she does not qualify to be chairperson any longer,” Lyngdoh said.
According to Paul, appointment of a chairperson should not be based on political allegiance.
“You need not doubt as I always prefer merit, I always prefer quality so there is no shadow of doubt that we will not live up to those standards, we have to set standards for the state and such appointees should in fact not be selected based on their political allegiance,” he added.