Shillong, April 4: Chairman of the Meghalaya State Planning Board Metbah Lyngdoh today said the board is committed to contributing to the welfare of the state.
After chairing the first meeting of the board, Lyngdoh said, “We are not here just because we are appointed as chairman or members of the board. We are here to contribute to the welfare of the state and we are very committed.”
“I am pleased to inform you that both the members who are co-chairmen of the board have said that we are not here not to just enjoy the perks and facilities of the government but we are here to contribute and we will ensure that we will do so in this year being the first year otherwise it will not have that joy for us to enjoy those perks and facilities from the government,” he added.
Lyngdoh however informed that the first meeting of the board was an introductory kind of meeting. He said the government is yet to issue necessary notification for the appointment of other members of the board.
As of now, the board has only three members including the chairman and two co-chairmen, who all are elected representatives.
He said like the previous board, other official members will include Chief Secretary, Commissioner & Secretary and others including experts from different fields.
“The planning department in consultation with the chief minister and the board chairman will notify those expert members about 4-5 members to be members of this planning board,” he said.
The chairman of the planning board said, “Once we have a full-fledged board we will swing into action as far as the board is concerned to discuss the different line departments and to suggest the government accordingly.”
“We will start sometime again next week. We will have a review and we will meet the Chief Minister and discuss with them about the function of the board and how to make it more effective. We will suggest and discuss with him,” he added.