Assam Government Forms 8-Member Committee For ‘Assam Accord’

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On Saturday, October 2, for smooth implementation of Assam Accord, the state government has set-up an eight-member committee to prepare a framework.

This committee will hold special emphasis on Clause-6, a high-level committee report prepared by a central panel to protect cultural, social, linguistic identity and heritage of the indigenous people.

Headed by Implementation of Assam Accord Minister Atul Bora, the sub-committee will  include – three ministers and five members from the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU).

These ministers include – Parliamentary Affairs minister Pijush Hazarika, Finance minister Ajanta Neog.

While the five members from AASU include – its president Dipanka Kumar Nath, General Secretary Sankar Jyoti Baruah, Chief Adviser Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya, and advisers Prakash Chandra Das and Uddip Jyoti Gogoi.

Besides, Deputy Secretary of the Implementation of Assam Accord Department Sujata Suchibrata has been appointed the convenor of the sub-committee.

The Commissioner and Secretary of the Implementation of Assam Accord Department, G D Tripathi announced the formation of a sub-committee, which will submit its report within the next three months.

According to official notification, the latest panel will also lay emphasis on implementation of Clause 7, 9 and 10.

It will also stress on National Register of Citizens (NRC) current updates, issues of flood and erosion, rehabilitation of families of martyrs and victims of Assam agitation.

The sub-committee will further consider several issues faced by the state and work on potential for all-round economic development.

It is pertinent to note that, on September 7, the Assam government had announced to form a new committee with members from the AASU.

The decision was undertaken during a meeting between the student organization and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

The Assam Accord signed in 1985 after a six-year-long violent anti-foreigners movement talked about reviewing names of all foreigners settling in Assam on or after March 25, 1971. Accordingly, these settlers will be deleted from electoral rolls, and steps will be taken to deport them.

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