Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said the state government would form a three-member Cabinet committee to discuss and resolve all issues of the tribal people.
The Assam CM said this while taking part in a review meeting with the representatives of the Coordination Committee of Tribal Organizations of Assam (CCTOA) to discuss various issues of the tribal people.
The review meeting was held at No. 1 State Guest House, Koinadhara in Guwahati on Wednesday.
Altogether 24 students and social organizations of the ST communities participated in the meeting.
The CCTOA representatives submitted a memorandum to the Assam CM underscoring ten demands including preservation of tribal belt and blocks, land rights of forest dwellers, implementation of post-based reservation policy and filling up of backlog posts, constitutional status to tribal autonomous councils.
The Assam CM after going through the demands announced that a three-member cabinet committee will be formed to engage with CCTOA to discuss and resolve all issues of the tribal people.
The Cabinet committee will frequently hold discussions with CCTOA and take expeditious steps for the settlement of land rights and other issues of the tribal people.
The chief minister also informed that he will hold a discussion with CCTOA on the progress of the issues in the next six months.
Education and WPT& BC minister Dr. Ranoj Pegu, housing and urban affairs minister Ashok Singhal, BTC chief Pramod Bodo, Principal Secretaries and other senior officers of the state government were present in the meeting.