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Committee of tribal bodies hails State Cabinet decisions

By City correspondent

GUWAHATI, Dec 22 - The Coordination Committee of the Tribal Organisations of Assam (CCTOA) has welcomed the decision taken by the State Cabinet yesterday to send a proposal to the Centre to make Assamese as the State language.

The Committee also hailed the resolutions for creation of three autonomous councils for Moran, Muttock and Koch-Rajbongshi communities of undivided Goalpara district and to give constitutional status to the six tribal autonomous councils. The CCTOA also appreciated the decision to grant a special package to preserve historical monuments of Moran, Muttock, Tai Ahom and Chutia communities of the State, stated a press release.

The CCTOA, meanwhile, demanded that the State government take decisions by holding another Cabinet meeting for creation of more autonomous councils for the indigenous tribal groups like Bor-Kacharis residing outside the ambit of BTC, Meche, Hajong, Man Tai-speaking, Sema, Tangsa, Tai-khamyang, Tai-phake communities of Assam for preservation of their language, cultural heritage and socio-economic development, the release stated.

The Committee also demanded filling up of all backlog posts meant for SCs and STs at the time of filling up of 55,000 vacancies in the State. It further demanded the government enhance reserved quotas for the Scheduled Tribes (plains) from 10 per cent to 15 per cent as five more communities � Dimasa, Hajong, Khamti, Singpho, Garo � were included in the ST(P) list in 2003, and the ST(P) population has increased to 12.5 per cent as per the Census Report of 2011, the release pointed out.

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Committee of tribal bodies hails State Cabinet decisions

GUWAHATI, Dec 22 - The Coordination Committee of the Tribal Organisations of Assam (CCTOA) has welcomed the decision taken by the State Cabinet yesterday to send a proposal to the Centre to make Assamese as the State language.

The Committee also hailed the resolutions for creation of three autonomous councils for Moran, Muttock and Koch-Rajbongshi communities of undivided Goalpara district and to give constitutional status to the six tribal autonomous councils. The CCTOA also appreciated the decision to grant a special package to preserve historical monuments of Moran, Muttock, Tai Ahom and Chutia communities of the State, stated a press release.

The CCTOA, meanwhile, demanded that the State government take decisions by holding another Cabinet meeting for creation of more autonomous councils for the indigenous tribal groups like Bor-Kacharis residing outside the ambit of BTC, Meche, Hajong, Man Tai-speaking, Sema, Tangsa, Tai-khamyang, Tai-phake communities of Assam for preservation of their language, cultural heritage and socio-economic development, the release stated.

The Committee also demanded filling up of all backlog posts meant for SCs and STs at the time of filling up of 55,000 vacancies in the State. It further demanded the government enhance reserved quotas for the Scheduled Tribes (plains) from 10 per cent to 15 per cent as five more communities � Dimasa, Hajong, Khamti, Singpho, Garo � were included in the ST(P) list in 2003, and the ST(P) population has increased to 12.5 per cent as per the Census Report of 2011, the release pointed out.