DIPHU, June 23 � The Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) celebrated its 61st foundation day at Joysing Doloi Memorial Auditorium Complex here today with pomp and gaiety.
The Minister for Education, Health & Family Welfare, Dr Himata Biswa Sarma, inaugurated the celebrations by illuminating a lamp before Late Joysing Doloi�s statue installed in front of the auditorium.
This was followed by the open session, which was presided over by KAAC chairman Rupsing Teron. The session was graced by Biren Sing Engti, Member of Parliament from Diphu, HAD Minister Kharsing Engti, Joyram Engleng, CEM, Sum Ronghang, president, Karbi Anglong District Congress Committee, Debojit Thaosen, CEM, Dima Haso Autonomouc Council (DHAC) and several EMs of both the autonomous councils.
Addressing the public, MP Engti expressed his anguish over the non-release of different departmental funds to both the autonomous councils by the State Government. Engti stated that this has affected the infrastructure development in both the hill districts. If the release of funds sanctioned by the Central government is delayed in this way then the area cannot move on the path of development, Engti added. He urged the two State Ministers present in the function, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma and Kharsing Engti, to pay attention to this issue and resolve the demand for a direct funding system sought by the two hill districts.
In his speech, Dr Sarma said, �We have no objection on the demand for a direct funding system from New Delhi to the two hill districts. The State Cabinet had even sent a proposal to the Centre on the demand for a direct funding system.�
While highlighting the performances on the health and education sectors, Dr Sarma said that a number of organizations have been objecting to the Teachers� Eligibility Test (TET) in Karbi Anglong, due to their lack of proper understanding of the system. The TET, he said, was not constituted by the State government, rather it was the order of the Supreme Court which the government has followed.
Dr Sarma promised to set up two civil hospitals at Bokajan and Hamren subdivisions within a short time. Besides, an engineering college will also be established in a place in the middle of the two districts, he said. KAAC has already been instructed for allocation of site for the engineering college. Hence, instead of protesting against TET, everybody should come forward and join hands to ensure quality education in the area, he said.
It may be mentioned here that 267 contractual appointment letters have been distributed to 267 teachers against the 89 High and Higher Secondary schools. Besides, cheques worth Rs 1,00000 have also been distributed to all the government provincialized High and Higher Secondary schools.