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Panel submits report on harijan colony

Shillong, Sept 28 :The High Level Committee headed by Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong submitted the final report on the relocation of Harijan Colony to Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Tuesday..
“We have completed our task and we have submitted the HLC report to the Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma,” Tynsong, chairman of the HLC, told reporters after the meeting.
Tynsong said the report of the HLC would soon be placed before the cabinet for its decision.
“The cabinet will sit down to discuss the report point by point and line by line…for taking a decision,” he said.
Tynsong refused to provide important recommendations of the HLC.
He said briefing can be done when the cabinet takes up the report and the duty of the government is to brief once the decision is taken, he said.
“So now it is up to the government. So let the Chief Minister and the officers study everything and bring it to the cabinet”, he said
The high level committee was constituted by the state government to find a feasible solution for the relocation of the Harjan Colony from Them Iew Mawlong following the 2018 violent protest at Motphran.
The inventory report submitted by the Shillong Municipal Board had earlier said 184 employees and their families have been identified as legal settlers. They are 128 employees of the SMB and 56 others who are working in different government departments.

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