DIPHU, June 2 � The Tribal Welfare Development Organisation Council Autonomous Council (TWDOCAC) on Monday submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking redressal of various socioeconomic grievances of the people living in the autonomous council districts of Assam.
The memorandum signed by Krishna Rongpi, Chief Chairman, TWDOCAC apprised that they have not received substantial support or sufficient help from the Central as well as State governments despite their 27-year-long sincere and voluntary service provided to the poor people living in the autonomous council districts.
The memorandum further said that basically many socioeconomic problems of the indigenous tribal people of the autonomous councils like the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council, the Tiwa Autonomous Council and the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD) have not been addressed.
Rongpi stated through the memorandum that instead of taking up permanent steps to solve the militancy problems in the State, only a handful of those privileged ones, living with arms and money power, have been given facilities in the name of initiation for peace talk agreements, by allocating them designated camps in different places. As a result, many unexpected problems have arisen freshly in the State today, he added.
Meanwhile, the memorandum also demanded appointment of an officer in the rank of ACS in the council under the Government of Assam as a government representative for its smooth functioning.