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GoM meet soon to finalise proposal on ST status: CM

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GUWAHATI, Aug 25 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that the group of ministers (GoM) would soon meet leaders of different organisations to send its final proposal to the Centre on the matter of granting ST status to six communities in the State.

Interacting with leaders of Koch Rajbongshi organisations at Assam Administrative Staff College here, Sonowal said that both the Centre and State government are serious in meeting the demands of various ethnic communities with regards to their reservations and autonomy. He said the State government has been sincerely working to meet all their demands, including formation of the Kamatapur Autonomous Council.

Minister for Welfare of Plain Tribes and Backward Classes Chandan Brahma, who was also present in the meeting, apprised the leaders of the organisations that the State government has been working to accord different privileges and benefits to the ethnic communities of the State.

Sonowal said the GoM led by Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma already held several rounds of talks with stakeholders with regard to granting of ST status to six communities, but the coronavirus pandemic prevented further discussion in this regard.

He said the GoM would soon sit for another round of discussion with all the organisations so that a final call can be taken.

The Chief Minister said that the formation of Kamatapur Autonomous Council would get constitutional status very soon as his government would introduce a bill in the State Assembly.

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GoM meet soon to finalise proposal on ST status: CM

GUWAHATI, Aug 25 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that the group of ministers (GoM) would soon meet leaders of different organisations to send its final proposal to the Centre on the matter of granting ST status to six communities in the State.

Interacting with leaders of Koch Rajbongshi organisations at Assam Administrative Staff College here, Sonowal said that both the Centre and State government are serious in meeting the demands of various ethnic communities with regards to their reservations and autonomy. He said the State government has been sincerely working to meet all their demands, including formation of the Kamatapur Autonomous Council.

Minister for Welfare of Plain Tribes and Backward Classes Chandan Brahma, who was also present in the meeting, apprised the leaders of the organisations that the State government has been working to accord different privileges and benefits to the ethnic communities of the State.

Sonowal said the GoM led by Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma already held several rounds of talks with stakeholders with regard to granting of ST status to six communities, but the coronavirus pandemic prevented further discussion in this regard.

He said the GoM would soon sit for another round of discussion with all the organisations so that a final call can be taken.

The Chief Minister said that the formation of Kamatapur Autonomous Council would get constitutional status very soon as his government would introduce a bill in the State Assembly.

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