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80% quota for indigenous groups sought in Parliament, State Assembly

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GUWAHATI, Nov 2 - The Assam Secretariat Service Association, while making a representation before the High-level Committee on Clause 6 Implementation, on Saturday called for at least 80 per cent reservation for indigenous tribes, indigenous Assamese and other indigenous groups in Parliament, State Assembly and in local self-governing bodies.

The delegation led by Association president Basab Chandra Kalita called for inclusion of question papers on mother tongue and the state official language up to degree level. It also suggested that teaching of mother tongue and the state official language be made compulsory from primary level.

The relevance of incorporating question papers on mother tongue and state official language even in technical and medical education should also be considered, it added.

It further suggested that research cells be set up in leading educational institutions such as universities of both the state and outside the state with Central government assistance for facilitating research and promoting mother tongue, indigenous languages and official language.

It added that a question paper on mother tongue, indigenous languages and state official languages having 25 per cent of the total selection test marks for recruitment to any state government job must be made mandatory.

Signboard, nameplate, hoarding, public transport, tickets, appeals, etc., used in any government and non-government offices and institutions must have provisions for writing in mother tongue even while those are written in English or Hindi.

All important documents used in state government or semi-government corporations and other entities must be translated into Assamese and indigenous languages.

It said there should be 100 per cent reservation for indigenous people in all first and second-grade government jobs and 80 per cent reservation in third and fourth-grade government jobs.

Stating that all recruitment should be done through a State Services Selection Board rather than engaging NGOs from outside the state, it said Assamese and local languages should be used for job advertisements.

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80% quota for indigenous groups sought in Parliament, State Assembly

GUWAHATI, Nov 2 - The Assam Secretariat Service Association, while making a representation before the High-level Committee on Clause 6 Implementation, on Saturday called for at least 80 per cent reservation for indigenous tribes, indigenous Assamese and other indigenous groups in Parliament, State Assembly and in local self-governing bodies.

The delegation led by Association president Basab Chandra Kalita called for inclusion of question papers on mother tongue and the state official language up to degree level. It also suggested that teaching of mother tongue and the state official language be made compulsory from primary level.

The relevance of incorporating question papers on mother tongue and state official language even in technical and medical education should also be considered, it added.

It further suggested that research cells be set up in leading educational institutions such as universities of both the state and outside the state with Central government assistance for facilitating research and promoting mother tongue, indigenous languages and official language.

It added that a question paper on mother tongue, indigenous languages and state official languages having 25 per cent of the total selection test marks for recruitment to any state government job must be made mandatory.

Signboard, nameplate, hoarding, public transport, tickets, appeals, etc., used in any government and non-government offices and institutions must have provisions for writing in mother tongue even while those are written in English or Hindi.

All important documents used in state government or semi-government corporations and other entities must be translated into Assamese and indigenous languages.

It said there should be 100 per cent reservation for indigenous people in all first and second-grade government jobs and 80 per cent reservation in third and fourth-grade government jobs.

Stating that all recruitment should be done through a State Services Selection Board rather than engaging NGOs from outside the state, it said Assamese and local languages should be used for job advertisements.

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