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CSWO slams govt over MSCW chairperson’s appointment delay


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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG, April 20: The delay in the appointment of the new chairperson of Meghalaya State Commission for Women (MSCW) has irked the Civil Society Women Organisation (CSWO), who have questioned if the state government is waiting for political appointees to chair the position.
“Why are they delaying? Are they waiting for political appointees, which we will not allow,” said CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing.
Informing that many cases relating to women and children are pending, she said that only recently in West Khasi Hills, a girl from a poor family was molested by two boys. However, they were not arrested, Kharshiing continued.
Meanwhile, sources in the MSCW have informed that the delay in the appointment of the new chairperson has affected the overall functioning of the commission.
“The delay in the appointment of the chairperson only reflects that the state government is not giving due importance to the commission. In other states, the appointment of a chairperson happens within two weeks,” a source said.
It may be mentioned that Social Welfare Minister Paul Lyngdoh had recently stated that it will take a matter of weeks for the government to take a final decision on the appointment of the new chairperson of MSCW.


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