Assam to GoM report back to Centre for granting ST standing to six ethnic communities: CM


Guwahati, August 30

The Assam authorities would ship to the Centre quickly the report of the Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted for preparation of modalities for granting of the ST standing to the six ethnic communities of the state, stated Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

He additionally stated that the proposed Autonomous Council for the Moran neighborhood would begin functioning shortly.

The Chief Minister stated this in a gathering with a delegation of assorted organisations of the Moran Community in Guwahati on Saturday.

The six communities are Koch Rajbongshi, Tai Ahom, Chutia, Matak, Moran and Tea tribes.

Sonowal stated the state authorities was making honest efforts to resolve the problems affecting the Moran neighborhood and the GoM constituted by the state authorities for preparation of modalities for granting Scheduled Tribe (ST) standing to the six communities had initiated consultations with all stakeholders and would quickly submit its report, which might then be despatched to the Union Government.

The Chief Minister stated the state authorities was making all-out efforts to make sure granting of the ST standing to the six communities with out affecting the rights and privileges of the present scheduled tribes.

He additionally stated the proposed Autonomous Council for the neighborhood would begin functioning shortly.

Sonowal stated the historical past of the Moran neighborhood as introduced earlier by the state authorities could be revealed quickly and expressed hope that the e-book would current an in depth image of the wealthy heritage, tradition and contribution of the neighborhood to the expansion of Assamese society.

He additionally stated varied steps had been taken by the state authorities for the holistic improvement of the neighborhood.

The representatives of the Moran neighborhood submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister within the assembly highlighting their varied calls for.

A delegation of Baghjan Milanjyoti Sangha additionally submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister within the assembly demanding early launch of compensation to the affected households of Baghjan fuel oil hearth incident and capping of the broken fuel nicely.

The Chief Minister assured the delegation to debate the problems with Oil India Limited (OIL) authorities for an early answer.

Representatives of the All Assam Bengali Yuva Chatra Federation and All Assam Gorkha Students Union additionally met the Chief Minister and submitted memorandums highlighting varied calls for of the organisations. PTI



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