Cabinet approves home delivery of liquor, MoA with power company terminated

Shillong, Aug 7: The state Cabinet has approved issuing licenses to wine shops for home delivery of liquor.

MDA government spokesperson and minister, James K Sangma said that the government has decided to introduce a new rule under the Meghalaya Excise Rules for issuing licenses to wine shops owners for home delivery of liquor.

The home delivery shall not exceed 3 litres of foreign liquors or wine and 4 litres of beer per customer per order.

He informed that the licensee shall submit the list of delivery details showing names, residential proofs and others to the deputy commissioner.

The minister said the customer must declare that he/she is 20 years and above supported by documents issued by the competent authority. Any wrong declaration of age will attract penal action as per law.

The state Cabinet also approved the revised guidelines for utilization of the Meghalaya Environment Protection and Restoration Fund (MEPRF) which have been approved by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) committee.

Around Rs 445.16 crore was collected under the MEPRF.

The minister also informed that state Cabinet has approved the amendment of the Meghalaya Transport Corporation Rules, 1976 to borrow money for raising its working capital on any expenditure for undertaking commercial projects.

Sangma informed that the government has also approved the amendment of the Meghalaya Minerals Cess Rules to provide online payment of cess.

The state Cabinet has also approved the appointment of 13 Child Development Project Officers (CDPOs) on contractual basis of the state social welfare department.

Government terminates power dealth with M/s Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited

The state government has terminated the memorandum of association (MoA) signed with the M/s Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited after the 270 megawatt Umngot Hydro Electric Project failed to take off .

The MoA was signed 13 years in 2007 during the then Congress-led government, and construction of the project has not started till date.

Cabinet approves Rs 352 crore MHSS project for overall development of health sector

The state Cabinet has approved the proposal for implementation of the Meghalaya Health System Strengthening (MHSS) project for overall development of the health sector in the state.

“80 percent of the project will be financed by the World Bank and 20 per cent by the state government,” Sangma said, adding that the total cost of project for five years is Rs 352 crore.

An executive committee would be constituted within the Health & Family Welfare department under the guidance of the project steering committee (PSC) to implement the MHSS project