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Search committee for Reservation Policy expert panel scanning through names: Meghalaya CM Sangma

First Published: 21st June, 2023 18:22 IST

The search committee has already commenced its work and has meticulously evaluated numerous names

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conard Sangma today said that the search committee constituted by the government to look for names for the expert committee that is going to review the state’s reservation policy has already commenced its work and has meticulously evaluated numerous names.

The Chief Minister expressed confidence that more nominations would be received, aiming to create a distinguished panel of experts capable of forming an effective, qualified, and unbiased committee.

“We have already started looking for names. The search committee, in fact, has gone through a large number of names. We expect that more and more names will come in”. said CM Sangma.

Informing that the chief secretary who heads the three-member search committee has already briefed him on certain names that are coming up CM Sangma said, “We want a very good panel of names so that we can come up with a good committee and a committee that would be balanced, neutral and independent in nature and be effective and qualified so that the proper report can be brought out”.

The committee will focus on selecting individuals based on their qualifications, expertise, and capacity to ensure a balanced, neutral and independent assessment.

“I think the quality and the qualification of the individual and capacity of the individual will be the top criteria for us and then we will see if there are some balance that has to be made we will look into that aspect also,” said CM Sangma.

The State government has not laid down any specific criterion for the members of the expert committee whether they should be from the State or outside.

“Looking at all aspects we are not closing into any specific that the experts should be from the state or outside,” said the CM while giving an update about the status of the search committee constituted to recommend members for the expert committee to review the reservation policy.

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