A parliamentary panel is on a three-day Northeast visit to study the functioning of the 10 tribal autonomous district councils (TADC) in Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura.
Under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitutions, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram have three TADCs each, while Tripura has one.
The purpose of the panel’s visit is to elaborate upon the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2019 to empower these TADCs.
The panel, led-by Congress Rajya Sabha MP Anand Sharma, would also gather opinions of leaders of various parties, specially the tribal ones, elected representatives of the TADCs.
The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, introduced in the Rajya Sabha on February 6, 2019, is being studied of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs.
The committee may submit its report during the second half of the Budget Session, beginning on January 31.