Few policy decisions get approval from Cabinet meeting at Tura

Shillong June 10: The first ever cabinet meeting held at Tura on Monday has taken few policy decisions including approval to the proposal to amend the Meghalaya Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2011.

The State Cabinet approved the amendment in conformity with the amendment of the Central rules to the Right to Education.

The Cabinet has also given its nod to the Meghalaya Community Participation and Public Services Social Audit Services Rules, 2017. The C & RD department had sought approval for the draft rules to the Original Act and the cabinet has approved the proposed draft rules.

The cabinet also decided that the Programme Implementation Department should aggressively implement systematic review of departments in every district.

“The cabinet decided to have one minister in every district for one year to have systematic departmental review meetings with the district heads,” Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said.

The proposal to have a Solid Waste Management Policy by the Urban Affairs department was also approved by the cabinet and this will come into force immediately.

Moreover, a proposal from the Commerce & Industry department to come up with the Meghalaya Start up Policy was approved by the Cabinet to help young and talented entrepreneurs of the State.

The Meghalaya State Sports Policy 2018 also was approved by the Cabinet. “The Sports department presented the draft policy and the cabinet approved it after fine tuning all aspects of the policy,” he said.