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Tai Ahom delegation meets CM

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 24 - A delegation of the Tai Ahom Coordination Committee, Assam, met Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at the Brahmaputra State Guest House on Monday and discussed various issues relating to the community.

The delegation submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister demanding expeditious measures for granting ST status, and a satellite autonomous council for the community, among others, an official release said.

The Chief Minister told the delegation that the State government was fully committed to securing all rights and interests of the indigenous people of the State. The government has already taken up a number of steps to realise all-round development of the Tai Ahom community, he added. The Chief Minister said the Central government also expressed its commitment to granting ST status to the six communities of the State and placed a Bill in the Rajya Sabha before the end of its previous term.

Moreover, the Group of Ministers of the State government, constituted for examining all technicalities on the matter for submission of a report to the Central government, is expected to finalise its report soon.

A delegation comprising the All Koch Rajbongshi Students� Union president and other office-bearers also met the Chief Minister at his office chamber in Janata Bhawan today and thanked him for his government�s decision to constitute the Kamtapur Autonomous Council for the Koch Rajbongshi community.

Sonowal, while acknowledging the contribution of the Koch Rajbongshi community to the socio-economic empowerment of the State, asked the members to decide on the modalities as well as other parameters the community members wanted to be incorporated into the council on a fast-track basis.

The delegation also put forward other issues that the community was confronting with and sought Sonowal�s help.

The Chief Minister assured it of all help from the government side to meet the aspirations of the people belonging to the Koch Rajbongshi community expeditiously.

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Tai Ahom delegation meets CM

GUWAHATI, Dec 24 - A delegation of the Tai Ahom Coordination Committee, Assam, met Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at the Brahmaputra State Guest House on Monday and discussed various issues relating to the community.

The delegation submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister demanding expeditious measures for granting ST status, and a satellite autonomous council for the community, among others, an official release said.

The Chief Minister told the delegation that the State government was fully committed to securing all rights and interests of the indigenous people of the State. The government has already taken up a number of steps to realise all-round development of the Tai Ahom community, he added. The Chief Minister said the Central government also expressed its commitment to granting ST status to the six communities of the State and placed a Bill in the Rajya Sabha before the end of its previous term.

Moreover, the Group of Ministers of the State government, constituted for examining all technicalities on the matter for submission of a report to the Central government, is expected to finalise its report soon.

A delegation comprising the All Koch Rajbongshi Students� Union president and other office-bearers also met the Chief Minister at his office chamber in Janata Bhawan today and thanked him for his government�s decision to constitute the Kamtapur Autonomous Council for the Koch Rajbongshi community.

Sonowal, while acknowledging the contribution of the Koch Rajbongshi community to the socio-economic empowerment of the State, asked the members to decide on the modalities as well as other parameters the community members wanted to be incorporated into the council on a fast-track basis.

The delegation also put forward other issues that the community was confronting with and sought Sonowal�s help.

The Chief Minister assured it of all help from the government side to meet the aspirations of the people belonging to the Koch Rajbongshi community expeditiously.