Chief Secretary can now appoint select bureaucrats
SHILLONG, May 25: The State Cabinet on Wednesday decided to give authority to the Chief Secretary to make appointment to the posts of Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Joint Secretary in the Secretariat. This power was earlier vested with the Governor.
“It is a very small amendment and we are proposing that earlier the post of Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Joint Secretary used to be appointed by the Governor since these posts are not senior posts, so we have changed the appointing authority to the Chief Secretary,” Chief Minister Conrad Sangma informed reporters after the Cabinet meeting.
In the meeting on Wednesday, the Cabinet brought about an amendment in the Meghalaya Secretariat Service Rules, 1992, besides Meghalaya Agriculture Engineering Medical Rules and also decided to implement the revised All India Council of Technical Education scale for more than 32 faculty members of Shillong Polytechnic and others.
With regard to Meghalaya Agriculture Engineering Medical Rules, the CM said that the Cabinet approved the amendments which seek to increase the internal promotions from 25 per cent to 30 per cent in view of the fact that 30 per cent is being followed in other departments.
He said that instead of direct recruitment, the vacancies will be filled by the promotions that are there.
“Earlier it was 25 per cent, now it is 35 per cent like it is being done in most of the other departments,” he said.
The chief minister also informed that the Cabinet has decided to implement the revised All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) pay scale for as many as 32 faculty members of Shillong polytechnique and others on the transfer to the Directorate of Higher and Technical Education.
“It basically means that the AICTE pay scale is applicable to those who make certain qualifications and there are about 32 faulty in these different institutes who are qualified as per the description and hence they are mandated to get the AITCE scale so this is slightly higher than the state scale,” he said.
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