SHILLONG, May 09: The President of the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC), Robertjune Kharjahrin said that the council first and foremost would like to see the roster of the Shillong Municipal Board (SMB), while asking in which way are more than 300 families working in the SMB when the Municipal falls under purview of the Reservation Policy.
This was stated by the leader of the Hynniewtrep Youth Council after meeting with the Deputy Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Prestone Tynsong to express their objection to the demand of the Harijan Panchayat Committee (HPC) to give them a plot of land for them relocate from Them Ïew Mawlong.
Kharjahrin said that Government service is not a hereditary service which should go from a father to a son and so on.
With regards to the relocation of families from Them Ïew Mawlong upto 342 families have emerged to demand a share from the Government, when as per the record of the Municipal there are only 128 in number, Kharjahrin said that the recommendation of the High Level Committee is not yet in the public domain, but the organisation will do the needful even filing an RTI to find out who the employees are and who are not, and if the Government wants to hide the truth,the organisation is ready to find the truth.
With regards to the meeting with the Deputy Chief Minister, Kharjahrin said that Tynsong has informed that the Government has denied most of the demands of the HPC and the Government is preparing now to only provide temporary quarters. The leader of the HYC said that the organisation has demanded that the quarters should only be given to those who are rightfully employees of the Government and not to those residing illegally, because if such provision is extended to them then it will encourage other illegal settlers.