Meghalaya; VPP walks out all-party meeting; KSU and FKJGP challenges retro roster system.

KSU and FKJGP challenge the use of a retro roster system.

Meghalaya; VPP walks out all-party meeting; KSU and FKJGP challenges retro roster system.
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Conrad Sangma, the chief minister of Meghalaya, called an all-party meeting to debate the roster system, but the Voice of the People Party (VPP) of Meghalaya walked out of it today.

The VPP General Secretary, Batskhem Myrboh, stated that the party made the decision to leave the meeting because it thought discussing the roster system without a reservation policy was an unnecessary use of time.

The KSU and FKJGP, on the other hand, have vigorously challenged the state government's decision to retroactively implement the roster system.
KSU general secretary Donald V. Thabah urged the NPP-led MDA 2.0 Government to adopt the roster system prospectively in a statement released here on Thursday.
According to him, the roster system will have a big impact on Khasi-Pnar job aspirants if the government chose to use it starting in 1972, when the Meghalaya State Reservation Policy was put into effect.

The young Khasi-Pnar people of today shouldn't have to endure harassment as a result of the mistakes made by the Statehood movement's leaders, he continued.
The failure of past governments to adopt the roster system, according to Thabah, had nothing to do with the top priority of Khasi-Pnar job applicants, who were seeking employment.

Referring to the population ratio, the KSU general secretary claimed that because the Khasi-Jaintia population is larger than the Garos’, these two communities do not benefit from the 40 per cent job quota.

"The roster system should be implemented beginning the day the High Court issued the order. It shouldn't go in reverse, Nongphlang continued.

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