ITANAGAR, March 14 - Faced with initial obstacle both within and outside the House, the government�s Education Bill � Kameng Professional and Technical University Arunachal Pradesh Bill, 2017 � was today referred to a Select Committee for examining its clauses.
State Assembly Speaker Tenzing Norbu Thongdok informed the House that the committee, to be headed by Education Minister Honchun Ngandam as chairman, would comprise legislators Japu Deru (Advisor to Chief Minister), Kumsi Sidisow (Parliamentary Secretary for Education), Pani Taram and Mama Natung being its members. However, the committee was not given any time frame for submitting its report.
Earlier, Thrizino-Buragaon MLA Kumsi Sidisow, under whose constituency comes the proposed university, informed that a delegation of Aka community had yesterday called on Chief Minister Pema Khandu and submitted a memorandum alleging that they were not consulted on selection of proposed university�s location. He insisted the Bill be referred to a Select Committee prior to its passing so that no dispute arises in future.