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Legal service authority to monitor welfare schemes  

Shillong, June 23: The High Court of Meghalaya has asked the state legal service authority to monitor the effective implementation of welfare schemes for the marginalised section.

This was one part of the suo moto PIL moved by the court.

Hearing the matter on Wednesday, the court said that the

Advocate General has placed an order of June 22 issued by the Chief Secretary regarding the implementation of welfare schemes.

The court requested the Registrar General to intimate the Member Secretary of the Meghalaya State Legal Services Authority, Shillong, regarding the order of the chief secretary.

The member secretary has been asked to bring the order to the notice of all the secretaries of the district legal services authorities who will enquire and find out as to whether the concerned departments are actually taking steps to ensure that the government welfare schemes for the marginalised section of the society are being properly and effectively implemented in a time bound manner in accordance with the guidelines of the respective schemes.

The secretaries of all the District Legal Services Authorities will have to submit their respective reports to the Member Secretary, Meghalaya State Legal Services Authority, Shillong, within a period of four weeks so that the Member Secretary can compile the same and place it before the Court through the Registrar General.

The matter will be taken up on June 30.

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