Shillong was the Centre of erstwhile Assam State which reduced to paper sub-centre after Assam shifted the Centre to newly constructed building at Guwahati mid 1966.
Shillong was the Centre of erstwhile Assam State which reduced to paper sub-centre after Assam shifted the Centre to newly constructed building at Guwahati mid 1966. So Shillong Sub-centre under Assam State centre came into existence in august 1966 in a office room allotted by state PWD. In 1975 Government of Meghalaya allotted a plot of land to this Institution and two storied (four room) building was constructed by this sub-centre and shifted its office in 1985. In 1988 Shillong sub-centre became the Shillong Local centre under Assam State centre.
It was only in 2008 council meeting that a decision was taken to upgrade Shillong centre to Meghalaya State centre by ratifying the bye-laws and Regulations of the institution. With constant persuasion from this centre a land mark decision was taken to declare this as state centre by allowing the members of the Shillong Local committee to be nominated as state centre.
Now the election process has been completed, new committee formed and this centre retains the status of independent state centre by delinking from Assam, though it falls far short of minimum requirement of corporate members which was the bone of contention so far. We are hopeful to enroll more members in near future and to have a council member from Meghalaya. In 2007 we have moved for permission to construct a new building for running lecture and coaching classes and a conference Hall and we are confident that with the help of our well wishers and members very soon our dream will be converted to reality. Apart from running coaching classes and trainings we also propose to run employment counseling.
The Management Committee member are drawn from serving and retired engineers of Defence and civil services who normally takes out time after the office hours and on holidays to run its various programmes. We normally organize at least one All India seminar apart from lectures and workshops every year on a topic of national interest with its relevancy to North East and Meghalaya. Keeping this in mind and growing tendency of power shortage in Meghalaya we opted for alternate source of energy which can be replenished and so chosen “New Renewable Energy sources” like solar, wind, biomass, geothermal.
We received 24 papers out of which 15 were published and presented during the seminar. Most of these papers are outcome of research work and original papers from authors. Specially those who have come from far of, to mention a few Dr(Mr &Mrs) Bajpai and team from Lucknow University, Mr T B Chakraborty, head field Engg Division and his team from Oil India Ltd, Duliuajan, Mr Rupam Kataki and his team from Tejpur University, Mrs Letkshi Borbora and her team from IIT Guwahati, Mr Yadav from IIT Delhi, Anuj Goswami and others from AERC, Mr T B Singh and party from NERLDC, PGCIL.
After the penal discussion recommendations was be prepared and circulated to all the State/local Centres, Government and non-government organizations and corporate bodies. Copy of the same will be forward to Meghalaya Govt. and Governor’s secretariat for perusal and necessary action.