Meghalaya Cabinet approves three key amendments

September 13, 2023 by MT Bureau

Staff Reporter

Shillong, Sept 12: The State Cabinet approved the amendments of the Meghalaya Goods and Services Tax, 2017, Meghalaya Medical Council and National Law University.

Addressing the media, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said these are amendments that are mandated in terms of the decisions taken by the GST Council which are then implemented by the state governments.

He said every state government has to amend the GST Act as per the amendments made by the GST Council.

“These are just regularising the decisions made by the Council by amending them and this was done by an ordinance and now we will be regularising it by bringing it to the Assembly,” he said.

Regarding the Meghalaya Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2023, Sangma said, “This was again an ordinance. If you recall there were nomenclature changes were there and those have been made and the ordinance was passed a few weeks back and now that again has been regularised.”

He said the amendment to the National Law University of Meghalaya Bill, 2023 were related to the finance committee in the University. Besides, the government had also repealed the Rajit Lal University Act, 2011 through an ordinance.

According to him, all these will be presented in the upcoming Assembly session which will be commenced from September 15 to 22, for regularization.