Shillong:The Committee on Village Administration Bill (VAB) headed by Bah Bindo M Lanong re examine the VAB 2015 taking into account the clarification sought by the Governor. The KHADC passed and sent the VAB since 2015 but the same is yet to get the Governor’s assent.
The Bill was mandated by the High Court’s ruling which derecognized the authority of the Village headman/Sirdar traditionally held in accordance to customs and tradition. To give a unified opposition to the ruling the head of villages, raj and Hima in Khasi Jaintia hills met together and formed what is known as the Synjuk of Nongsynshar Shnong ka Bri u Hynniewtrep (SNSBH).
The Chairman said that the Committee will again meet on the 6th of November, 2019 to prepare a response on the clarification sought by the Governor.