4th panel set up to implement Clause 6 of Assam Accord | Guwahati News


GUWAHATI: The Assam government has set up yet another committee, the fourth one in 36 years, to push the implementation of a clause in Assam Accord of 1985 that promises to “protect, preserve and promote the culture, social, linguistic identity and heritage of the Assamese people” and updating of NRC that is awaiting approval from the Supreme Court.
The new committee of eight members will particularly prepare a framework for implementation the recommendations given by a panel set up by the MHA for implementation of Clause 6 of the Accord pertaining to protecting the cultural, social and linguistic identity and heritage of the indigenous people, which was submitted to the state government last year.
According to the notification issued by commissioner and secretary of implementation of Assam Accord Department, G D Tripathi, the committee will submit its report within the next three months.
The notification stated that the sub-committee will “examine and prepare a framework for implementation of all clauses of Assam Accord in general with special emphasis on Clause-6 (High Level Committee Report).” The sub-committee will also give “special emphasis on implementation of Clause 7, 9 and 10 along with updation of National Register of Citizens, issues of flood and erosion, rehabilitation of families of martyrs and victims of Assam agitation.”
Besides, the sub-committee will consider various problems faced by the state and potential for all-round economic development while preparing the report for implementation of the historic pact.
The eight-member sub-committee is headed by implementation of Assam Accord minister Atul Bora. There are also two other ministers in the committee — parliamentary affairs minister Pijush Hazarika and finance minister Ajanta Neog — besides five members from Aasu.
While Clause 7 says, “The Government take(s) this opportunity to renew their commitment for the speedy all round economic development of Assam, so as to improve the standard of living of the people. Special emphasis will be placed on education and science and technology through establishment of national institutions, ”the other unfulfilled promise, Clause 9 provides for sealing of the international border, intensifying patrolling on land and river routes, setting up adequate check posts to stop future infiltration and building a road along the border to facilitate patrolling by security forces.”





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