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Girl Keane Faculty, one among Northeast India’s first faculties, has been requested to pay Rs 45 lakh as service cost by the Shillong Cantonment Board as it’s positioned on defence land, an official mentioned on Sunday. Based in 1935, the faculty is affiliated to the North-Japanese Hill College.
“You’re kindly requested to make essential cost relating to the provisional service prices which has been calculated for the interval w.e.f. 1.4.2022 to 31.3.2023 at an approximate quantity of Rs 45,25,956/-,” the board’s chief govt officer Vijay Rajak mentioned within the order. “The quantity of service prices is labored out by the board on the rules issued on this behalf by the Govt. beneath Part 109 of the Cantonment Act 2006,” he mentioned.
Rajak mentioned the Arunachal Pradesh authorities, the Forest Division and the Weaving Division of the Meghalaya authorities, and the Meghalaya Electrical energy Company Ltd which have properties within the cantonment board space pay the statutory taxes and prices yearly. Girl Keane Faculty’s principal Khlur Mukhim mentioned she was shocked and finds the July 29 order “absurd to say the least” as the faculty predates all different institutions arrange post-Independence, “to not point out the Cantonment Board right here”.
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“The school was based throughout the British period in 1935. With a legacy of over eight a long time of eventful existence, the faculty has to its credit score a file of very distinguished service rendered to the reason for uplift and empowerment of ladies via the unfold of liberal schooling,” he mentioned. The school authority is taking over the difficulty with the state authorities to appropriate this “anomaly”, which may put its functioning in jeopardy, he added.
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