Shillong: In an effort to review the Meghalaya reservation policy, the state government on August 25 appointed former Madhya Pradesh High Court judge Justice (retd) Mool Chand Garg as the chairman of the expert committee.
The decision was taken during a Cabinet meeting chaired by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma where the names of five members of the expert committee were also approved.
Former Allahabad High Court Judge Justice (Retd) Dr. Satish Chandra was also appointed as the Expert Member in Constitutional Law. Chandra is also the former president of the Customs, Excise, and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal.
The other three expert members are Prof. DV Kumar from Department of Sociology, NEHU, Shillong as Expert Member in Sociology, Prof. Chander Shekhar from Department of Fertility and Social Demography, Indian Institute of Population Sciences (Deemed University) Mumbai. An Expert Member in Population Studies and Prof. Subhadip Mukherjee, Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy at IIM, Shillong as an Expert Member in Economics.
Cabinet Minister Imprin Lyngdoh said that the terms of reference of the expert committee would be to study the existing reservation policy and recommend amendments if necessary and to hold extensive consultations with all stakeholders and visit various places in the state.
“The expert committee has been asked to submit its report to the state government within 12 months,” he added.
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