Meghalaya Cabinet enhances financial power for technical officers
The Meghalaya Cabinet, on Friday, enhanced the financial power for technical officers in the engineering department under Schedule IV of the Meghalaya Delegation of Financial Powers Rules, 2006.
“The gist of this decision is that the financial powers that were given to accept tenders to accord technical sanctions of works and accord technical sanctions of repairs were very low valued,” Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma said.
“The government has decided to raise the powers of executive engineers (EEs), superintendent engineers (SEs) and chief engineers (CEs). The EEs will be able to give up to Rs 6 lakh, the SEs will be able to give up to Rs 15 lakh, and the CEs will be able to give up to Rs 30 lakh,” Sangma said.
“This will ensure that the speedy implementation takes place and won’t have to come to the government for approval every time,” he added.
The second decision taken by the Cabinet was to amend the Meghalaya Forest Service Third Amendment Rule, 2021.
“There was a disparity in the promotional level and pay levels given to the MCS (Meghalaya Civil Service), MPS (Meghalaya Police Service) and the MFS (Meghalaya Forest Service). As the grades go up, the scale goes up, and the MFS officers were not getting that; but now, they will be at par with the MCS and the MPS,” Sangma said.
(Edited by Iban Mawrie)