Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi is likely to give a detailed report over the state’s present situation during a two day long conference of Governors and Lt. Governors in New Delhi on Monday and Tuesday.
Overall interior security scenario of the country will be discussed during the meeting.
President Ram Nath Kovind, will preside over the two-day conference of Governors and Lt. Governors which will be held in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
This meeting assumes special significance for Assam as the state is on high alert over NRC update process and the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
The first Conference of Governors was held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in 1949. It was presided over by C. Rajagopalachari, then the Governor General of India.
A release from the Rastrapati Bhavan said that the two-day 2018 Conference will discuss important thematic issues in various sessions.
On June 4, the Conference will commence with the inaugural address by the President. The second session will see briefings and presentations on flagship programmes of the Government of India and on internal security. During this session, presentations will be made by the Vice Chairman and the CEO of NITI Aayog as well as by the National Security Advisor. The Prime Minister will also address the gathering.
The third session will cover the theme of higher education in state universities and skill development for employability. The Governor of Gujarat will be the convenor of this session. During this session presentations will be made by the Secretary, Higher Education and the Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.
In the fourth session, Governors and Lt. Governors will discuss steps taken on the report ‘Rajyapal – Vikas Ke Rajdoot: Catalytic Role of Governors as Agents for Change in Society’. This report was submitted by the Committee of Governors to the President on January 9. The Committee was constituted during the 48th Conference of Governors in October 2017. The Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will convene this session.
On Tuesday, the fifth session of the Conference of Governors will discuss ideas on how to commemorate the 150thbirth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. During this session, presentations will be made on Gram Swaraj Abhiyan and Swachhata Internship and Governors and Lt. Governors will make suggestions. The Governor of Uttar Pradesh shall be the convenor of this session.
In the sixth and concluding session, brief presentations on the deliberations in the previous thematic sessions will be made by the convenor Governors. The President, the Vice President, the Prime Minister, the Home Minister and the External Affairs Minister will address the concluding session.