The Meghalaya government has decided to increase the number of seats in the three Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) in the state and appoint traditional heads as chairman of the village councils.
The decision to increase the seats for the council has been taken in the state cabinet meeting held at Shillong on Friday.
Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma said the state government has said that the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) will have no more than 40 members.
“Out of this, four will be nominated and the rest will be elected through adult suffrage," he said.
CM Sangma further stated that the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) will not have more than 32 members, of which not more than two will be nominated, while the rest will be elected through adult suffrage.
Sangma said that the number of seats should not be more than 40 for KHADC and GHADC, though the exact number depends on them.