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The 3rd general council meeting of the Forum of Councils under the Sixth Schedule (FOCUSS) is being held in Shillong on Friday.

The meeting is hosted by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) at Hotel Pine Wood.

KHADC chairman, P N Syiem, who is also the chairman of FOCUSS, will precide over the meeting.

The meeting will be attended by all the chief executive members (CEMs) and chairmen of all district councils from the north-eastern states including Assam’s Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC).

Issues related to the autonomy of district councils created under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution including the proposed amendment to the Sixth Schedule, funding from the Centre are some of the main agendas.

The other agendas that FOCUSS will take up the meeting include discussion and approval to FOCUSS constitution/guidelines, besides election of new office bearers.

A delegation from other district councils of the Northeast will also visit the office and campus of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC).

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