NEW DELHI, Dec 23 - Setting at rest all speculation, the Centre today confirmed that it is considering a proposal to amend the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.
There is a proposal to amend the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution for implementation of Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) signed with various groups in Assam and Meghalaya and other measures including setting up of elected village councils to ensure democracy at the grassroots level in the areas covered by Autonomous Councils, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju said.
The said proposal also includes amendment in Article 280 of the Constitution of India for augmenting the consolidated fund of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram to supplement the resources of the Sixth Schedule Autonomous Councils, Rijiju added.
Consultation with the State governments concerned are continuing. The Government of Tripura and Government of Mizoram have communicated their views on the proposal. The Government of Tripura has informed that the said proposal for amendments in the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution was not placed before the Tripura Legislative Assembly, the MoS said.