Leaving no stones unturned to ensure Voice of People Party (VPP) President and Nongkrem Legislator Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit call off his ten days fasting by today itself the 1st of June, 2023, the Meghalaya Government has notified an Expert Committee to review the Meghalaya State Reservation Policy however without any names of any members, terms of reference and time period.
According to a notification issued vide No.PER(AR).25/2022/PtII/13 Dated 1st June, 2023, “The Governor of Meghalaya is pleased to notify an Expert Committee to review the State Reservation Policy as notified in Resolution PER.222/71/138 dated Shillong, the 12″ January, 1972.”
The Chairperson and Members of the Committee shall consist of experts in Constitutional Law, Economics, Sociology, Demographic Studies and related fields which shall be notified by the Government of Meghalaya, the notification said.
The notification notified that the Expert Committee shall undertake a review of the State Reservation Policy by obtaining views from all stakeholders and by conducting field visits to all parts of the State.
It may be mentioned here that the first sitting of the reconstituted Committee of All Political Parties on Wednesday resolved to recommend to MDA Government for the constitution of an Expert Committee to review the Meghalaya State Reservation Policy 1972.
The Committee of All Political Parties was reconstituted on Tuesday to discuss on the issue of Reservation Policy as demanded by the Voice of People Party (VPP), which was initially constituted for discussing on the Reservation Roster.