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Tinsukia AJYCP unit holds seminar on autonomy

By Correspondent

TINSUKIA, July 19 � The Tinsukia district committee of Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba-Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) organised a seminar on the topic �Purna Swayatta Shashonay Asomor Sarbangin Unnayanor Ekmatro Path (Full autonomy is the only way for the overall development of Assam)� on Saturday at the district library auditorium.

The seminar was addressed by Nani Gopal Mahanta, lecturer, Political Science, Gauhati University, Dilip Patgiri, advisor, AJYCP central committee, Biraj Kumar Talukdar, Manoj Baruah and Biswajit Tipomia, president, general secretary and joint secretary of central committee, AJYCP respectively and historian Kumar Dohotia.

The seminar was conducted by Ranjit Changmai, vice president, central committee, AJYCP. The speakers raised their views that the present system of quasi-federal governance in the country was providing more power to Centre and weakening the State Units. The system has also deprived the people of the States from self-governance in pure form for which discrimination in distribution of resources is being witnessed in States like Assam since Independence in spite of its richness in natural resources.

The speakers opined that full autonomy with full control over the land and other natural resources would provide the scope to the people of the Assam to be at par with not only the rest of the country but with the other developed countries.

Tinsukia district Amola Santha conference: The annual conference of Sadou Tinsukia Zila Amola Santha (all Tinsukia district officials� association) was held at the conference hall of the Zila Parishad office here on Saturday. The programmes started with the unfurling of the flag of the santha by Dipak Patigir, president of the district unit which was followed by smriti tarpon, formation of new committee and open session.

The open session was presided over by the president of the committee, Dipak Patgiri and addressed by Tanu Krishna Goswami, president of All Assam Employees� Association and All Assam Amola Santha as chief guest, Anup Kumar Borthakur, secretary, All Assam Amola Santha and Nirpen Bhuyan as speakers.

In the conference, the new executive committee of the Santha with Putul Kalita as president and Hemanta Das as general secretary was formed. The Santha, in its meeting, resolved to put forward its demands for legalisation of Providend Fund payment system, employment to the eligible candidates of the next of kind of a retired or dead employee, regularisation of parity in the pay band and pay grade, permanent retention, etc.

CM�s effigy hanged: As per the programme set by the central committee of the All Assam Students� Union (AASU), activists under the leadership of the president Samarjit Gohain and general secretary Rishi Raj Singh of Tinsukia Regional Students� Union hanged the effigy of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi from an electric lamp post in front of the ASTC bus station on Saturday in protest against the CM�s reported support to the big river dams being constructed in Arunachal Pradesh.

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