The State cabinet today approved the re-classification of different brands of Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) for better tax collection.
The cabinet decided that there will be five categories instead of six categories and this move would add revenue of Rs 50 crore to the State’s exchequer.
Meghalaya annually collects a tax of around Rs 350 crore per year from the sales of IMFL.
The cabinet also approved the amendment of Meghalaya Service Rules 2017 for the inclusion of Master of Science in Fishery and Master of Science in Applied Aquaculture in the list of exemption from attending the prescribed course of training along with Bachelor of Fishery Science which is a four year course graduates as required under rule 1 and 3.
The Rule for the Conduct of Departmental Examination, 2023 for officers of the Indian Police Services (IPS) was also approved by the cabinet.
Previously, departmental examinations for IPS officers were conducted by the UPSC for promotions. Now, the examinations will be conducted by the MPSC.
Further, the cabinet also approved the revised uniform guidelines for recruitment of personnel in Meghalaya Police.
The rules are now streamlined for recruitment of all ranks of police including Sub Inspectors, Armed Branch Constables and Unarmed Branch Constables including Fireman and MPRO operators.
The rules are related to the Central Recruitment Board which conducts recruitment for the police force.
In the past, the recruitment process would take a lot of time because of the various rules. Through the streamlined rules, the recruitment process in the Police Department would be completed efficiently, transparently and in the fastest possible time.