Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Meghalaya next month to inaugurate the new building of the Shillong High Court.
This was conveyed by Singh when Meghalaya Chief Minister DD Lapang met him here yesterday. "The Prime Minister has kindly agreed to come to Shillong early next month to inaugurate the High Court building," Lapang told PTI.
The Chief Minister, accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and Revenue Minister Prestone Tynsong, met the Prime Minister at his residence. The Prime Minister told the delegation that he would discuss the state government's earlier demand for financial package with Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia.
Meghalaya had demanded Rs 562 crore as additional Central assistance primarily to implement the pay hike for state government employees as recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission.