October 1, 2020

State authorities working to fulfill demand of Schedule Tribe standing to 6 communities: Sarbananda Sonowal

GUWAHATI: Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal mentioned that State authorities has been sincerely working to fulfill all of the calls for together with granting Schedule Tribe (ST) standing to 6 communities and formation of Kamtapur Autonomous Council.

He additionally mentioned that the group of ministers shaped, would quickly meet the leaders of the totally different organisations to ship its ultimate proposal of ST standing to the Centre.

Assembly with the leaders of some organisations belonging to Koch Rajbongshis, Sonowal mentioned that each Centre and State governments are critical in assembly the calls for of varied ethnic communities on the subject of their reservations and autonomy. Minister for the Welfare of Plain Tribes and Backward courses Chandan Brahma who was additionally current within the assembly apprised the leaders of the organisations that the State authorities has been sincerely working to accord totally different privileges and advantages to the ethnic communities.

Sonowal thanked the leaders of the Koch Rajbongshi to proceed their 53 years previous democratic deliberations in a democratic method. He additionally made it clear that Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Central Authorities together with the State authorities have been working sincerely to unravel numerous issues confronted by totally different ethnic teams.

Sonowal mentioned that although the Group of Ministers led by Well being and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma held a number of rounds of discussions with all stakeholders with regard to granting of ST standing to 6 communities, due to the continued coronavirus pandemic any additional dialogue couldn’t be held.

He, nevertheless, maintained that this dialogue with the leaders of Koch Rajbongshi could be crucial in taking the demand to its ultimate stage. Equally, Sonowal additionally mentioned that the formation of Kamtapur Autonomous Council would get constitutional standing very quickly as his authorities would introduce a invoice to the State Meeting.

He additionally mentioned that the Group of Ministers would seat for a dialogue with all of the organisations in order that ultimate name will be taken very quickly relating to granting of ST standing to 6 communities.

Sonowal additionally held assembly with the representatives of All Santhal College students’ Union, Santhal Sahitya Sabha and Santhal Language Academics’ Affiliation at Assam Administrative Employees School. He additionally obtained memorandums containing numerous calls for from them.

Saying that the state authorities has been taking steps to carry equal improvement to all huge and small communities in Assam, Sonowal acknowledged that the earlier governments failed to unravel the problems afflicting numerous sections of the society.

The Chief Minister additionally assured that the state authorities would supply funds for development of a hostel and a visitor home for the Santhal group in Guwahati and he mentioned steps could be taken for creating Santhal language and literature underneath Bhasha Gaurab Achoni.

Brahma acknowledged that there would have been numerous lacunas within the strategy of granting ST standing to 6 communities if the group of ministers was not arrange for the matter. He additionally mentioned the method would have had gained additional momentum if the COVID-19 state of affairs had not delayed it.