Press Releases

18 November 2016

Press Release No. 631/16

NOTICE

The Deputy Commissioner (Supply) East Jaintia Hills District, Khliehriat has directed all shopkeepers and traders not to take advantage of the common man and to sell all essential commodities and medicines to any customer without any conditions impose to the customers. The notice has been issued in view of the complaints received from Hima Sutnga, Youth Federation Sutnga that some shopkeepers and traders are taking advantage after the demonetization of currency by the Government. After demonetization, banks have issued new notes and smaller old denomination to the people but it appears that some individual(s) is/are hoarding smaller change preventing circulation in the market and that shopkeepers and traders are creating more problems in spite that smaller denomination is in short supply which in turn creates more hardship to the common man in the market. Further, all are instructed to use and accept soiled notes Rs 100 (Hundred) denominations and below till the supply of new notes are available. Any lapses on the part of the Shopkeepers, Traders and Customers, stern action shall be taken by the Deputy Commissioner (Supply) East Jaintia Hills District, Khliehriat according to the Law. Any violations by persons should be reported to the Deputy Commissioner (Supply) East Jaintia Hills District, Khliehriat immediately without further daily.

Press Release No. 632/16

MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT

In view of the upcoming Bye-Election, 2016 to the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council and Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council, the District Council Affairs Department have issued instructions to be strictly followed by all concerned contesting candidates/political parties in the interest of free and fair elections. The respective Deputy Commissioners and Returning Officers shall regulate the number of vehicles allowed to be utilized by contesting candidates and permission for use of loud speakers/P.A. System etc., by keeping in mind the spirit of the Election Commission of India’s Model Code of Conduct on the matter. The Order also states that no fresh release of funds under the MLAs’ Local Area Development Fund and MPs’ Local Area Development Fund (whether Central or State scheme) shall be made by any Department till the completion of the election process. No work, for which the work orders had been issued but the work has actually not started in the field before the issue of the Notification for calling the constituencies to elect their representatives under Rule 126 (1), should be started. Such work(s) can be started after the completion of the election process. However, if the work has actually started, this can continue. Ceremonies for laying of foundation stones and announcement of any new schemes funded under the State Plan in respect of the Districts comprised within the Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills Districts should be kept on hold till the election process is over. Announcement of any new schemes to be implemented by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council and Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council or award of any contract, settlement of any agreement with any party(ies) etc., should be kept on hold till the completion of the Election process. The above instructions shall be applicable only in the areas falling in the District Council Constituency/Constituencies going for bye-election and Not in the entire District(s) in which such constituency(ies) is situated. Use of Official Government vehicles/official vehicle allotted to CEMs/EMs/Chairman etc., of the KHADC and JHADC by contesting candidates is strictly prohibited during the period after the announcement of the election till the election process is over. Further, it has also been decided that cash money in excess of Rs. 50,000 (Rupees fifty thousand) only to be carried by contesting candidate or their supporters shall be confiscated. These orders will take effect from 21st November, 2016.

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