Assam government on Wednesday has decided to constitute a committee consisting of representatives of six communities to facilitate liaison between them and the governments to expedite the process of according ST status to these communities.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal held a meeting with the representatives of six communities at Assam Legislative Assembly premises here on Wednesday.
Chief Minister while mooting the idea for a committee said that a body consisting of the representatives of the six communities would ensure seamless communication between the demanding communities, Government of Assam and Government of India.
Acknowledging the necessity of granting ST status, Sonowal assured the visiting representatives to take the matter immediately to New Delhi for appropriate intervention of the Centre.
Sonowal also reiterated his government’s commitment to act as a catalyst to ensure granting of ST status to Moran, Muttock, Koch Raj Bongshi, Tai Ahom, Sootea and Tea Tribes. He also assured the representatives that the government has accorded top-most importance to bring the demand of the six communities in its agenda of priorities.
He said, “Close on the heels of earlier stand for endorsing demands of the six communities for ST status, government is committed to push the demand for early disposal of the issue”.
President of All Moran Students’ Union Arunjyoti Moran, its secretary Naba Moran and advisor Tarun Barua, Tai Ahom Students’ Union president Litul Buragohain, joint secretary Dulal Barua, All Assam Tea Tribes Students’ Association president Rajen Kumar, secretary Paban Bedia, advisor of Konch Rajbongshi Students’ Union Hiteswar Barman, president of All Assam Chutia Students’ Union Bitupan Saikia, Chief Secretary TY Das and a host senior officers were present at the meeting.