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HLC submits reports to Meghalaya CM on the relocation of residents from sweeper’s colony

Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, who is also the chairman of the HLC, told reporters. He said the HLC report would soon be placed before the cabinet for its decision.

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Shillong: A high-level committee (HLC) on the relocation of residents from sweepers lane colony in Meghalaya’s state capital Shillong formally submitted its report to Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Tuesday.

“We have completed our task and we have submitted the HLC report to the Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma,” Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, who is also the chairman of the HLC, told reporters. He said the HLC report would soon be placed before the cabinet for its decision.

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“The cabinet will sit down to discuss the report point by point and line by line…for taking a decision,” Tynsong said, refusing to divulge details on committee recommendations.

“So now it is up to the government. So let the Chief Minister and the officers study everything and bring it to the cabinet”, the Deputy Chief Minister said.

The Meghalaya government had constituted the High-Level Committee to find a feasible solution for the relocation of the Harijan Colony from Them Iew Mawlong following the 2018 violent protest at Motphran.

In its inventory report, Shillong Municipal Board had earlier said 184 employees and their families have been identified as legal settlers.

They are 128 employees of the SMB and 56 others who are working in different government departments, Board report had pointed out.

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