The Department deals with the administration of Elakas, Villages, Traditional Institutions, Customs and Usage,„ Appointment and Succession of Chiefs and Headmen, etc. In the Administration of Political Department the Council has the following Acts and Rules, viz:- (1).The U.K.J. Hills Autonomous District (Appointment and Succession of Chiefs and Headmen) Act, 1959 (2).The J.H.A.D. (Village and Town Administration) Act, 1974. ().The J.H.A.D. (Village and Town Administration) Rules 1975. It also comprises the following Committees - (1) Customary Law Committee, (2) Public Grievances Committee and (3) Boundary Committee. Each Committee has its own Chairman, Vice-Chairman and four, Non-Official Members.
The Department has 2 Officers, 1 Administrative Officer 'and 1 Assistant Administrative Officer. The total numbers of employees in the Department are 40 excluding the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Non-Official Members of the aforesaid Committee.
1. Traditional Administration of Justice (Village Court) was defined under Chapter - II, constitution of courts, Rules 4,5 & 6 of the United Khasi Jaintia Hills Autonomous District (Administration of Justice) Rules, 1953.
2. Administration of Elaka and Sirdarship , Appointment of Chief and Headman was defined under the United Khasi Jaintia Hills Autonomous District(Apointment of Chief and Headman) Act, 1959.
3. Preservation of culture and custom and codification of Customary Law- in connection with this matter, the same is under process through the Customary Law Committee of the JHADC, Jowai.
List of Officers and Staffs under Political Department
|Sl.No||Name of Officers & Staff||Designation|
|1.||Smt. Barcelona Bamon||Administrative Officer|
|2.||Smt. Friedamaslyne Lathong||Asst. Administrative Officer|
|3.||Smt. Pyngngad Lipon||Head Assistant|
|4.||Smt. Switzerland Laloo||Upper Division Assistant|
|5.||Smt. Balnaderis Pala||Lower Division Assistant|
|6.||Smt. Sniawbha Susngi||Do|
|7.||Smt. Wande Pyrbot||Do|
|8.||Smt. Niwanlang Shadap||Do|
|9.||Smt. Limi Tyngkan||Do|
|10.||Shri. Riswell Muruh||Do|
|11.||Shri. Heinidaembok Sungoh||Do|
|12.||Smt. Daphishisha Shylla||Do|
|13.||Smt. Jovialcy Manner||Do|
|14.||Smt. Duh Muliar||Do|
|15.||Smt. Yoowan -i- Lamare||Do|
|16.||Smt. Khelimon Rymbai||Do|
|17.||Shri. Easter sunday Dkhar||Do|
|18.||Smt. Berlin Sutnga||Do|
|19.||Smt. Carefulness Bareh||Do|
|20.||Smt. Khadduh Laloo||Do|
|21.||Smt. Elinda Law||Do|
|22.||Smt. Mardaka Pastieh||Do|
|23.||Smt. Mercyful Dhar||Do|
|24.||Smt. Ardalin Sungoh||Do|
|25.||Smt. Phelin Mohtsun||P/Peon|
|26.||Smt. Suwima Lathong||P/Peon|