Meghalaya Speaker Rules Out Debate on Education Scam

Meghalaya Speaker Abu Taher Mondal today ruled out any debates or discussion on the education scam in Meghalaya in 2010 where a minister was allegedly involved resulting in 246 teachers losing their jobs, citing that the matter was sub-judice in view of several cases pending in the High Court.

"All questions, motion, resolutions, amendments which has already been admitted and any other debates on the subject stand sub-judice and discussion will not be allowed," Mondal told the Assembly today.

He said the Assembly secretariat has received a letter from the Law department regarding the cases of teachers having been terminated by the Education department recently after which two cases were filed challenging the order.

"The cases are now pending before the High Court and it will be sub-judice to discuss in the House," Mondal dismissing several questions listed in the ensuing budget session and also a resolution moved jointly by four Opposition MLAs who demanded sacking of Urban Affairs Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh for her alleged role in the scam.

National Peoples' Party MLA James Sangma and three others had moved a resolution seeking restoration of the original merit list and appoint deserving candidates in the vacancies in the Education department after it sacked 246 candidates out of 355 it appointed.