Left Menu
Development News Edition

Bezbaruah to head high-level committee on implementing constitutional guarantees of Assam Accord

Former bureaucrat M.P. Bezbaruah will head a nine-member high-level committee constituted by the Union government to look into the implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord of 1985 that provides for constitutional guaranttes to protect the state's indegenous communities.

Clause 6 obligates the Centre to provide constitutional, legislative and administrative measures to protect, preserve and promote the cultural, social, linguistic identity and heritage of Assam's indigenous communities.

The Union Cabinet had on January 2 approved the setting up of the high-level committee. The Committee has been asked to submit its report within six months.

Bezbaruah, a 1964 batch IAS officer, was a member of the North Eastern Council. He headed the Bezbaruah Committee which was set up in the wake of the killing of Arunachal Pradesh youth Nido Tania in Delhi in 2014 to recommend corrective measures.

He has also served in several places including Mizoram and Assam and was the Union Tourism Secretary under former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He is also the permanent honorary representative of UN World Tourism Organisation.

According to a Home Ministry notification, eminent personalities of Assam from different fields have been made members of the committee.

The members include Subhash Das, a retired IAS officer; former Presidents of Assam Sahitya Sabha Nagen Saikia and Sabha Rongbong Terang; , founder-editor of The Sentinel newspaper Dhiren Bezbaruah; educationalist Mukunda Rajbangshi; and Assam Advocate General Ramesh Borpatragohain.

A representative of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) and a Joint Secretary in the Union Home Ministry would also be the members of the Committee.

The Assam Accord was signed on August, 15, 1985. Its Clause 6 states: "Constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards, as may be appropriate, shall be provided to protect, preserve and promote the cultural, social, linguistic identity and heritage of the Assamese people."

The Committee will examine the effectiveness of actions taken since 1985 to implement Clause 6 of the Assam Accord.

The Committee will hold discussions with various stakeholders including social organisations, legal and constitutional experts, eminent persons from the field of art, culture and literature, conservationists, economists, linguists and sociologists.

It will assess the appropriate level of reservation of seats in Assam legislative assembly and local bodies for the Assamese people.

The Committee will also suggest measures to be taken to protect Assamese and other indigenous languages of Assam.

It will recommend the appropriate level of reservations in employment under the state government for the Assamese people and may suggest any other measures as may be necessary to protect, preserve and promote cultural, social, linguistic identity and heritage of the Assamese people.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.



Conspiracy theories on COVID 19: Legislators, Scientists, and Journalists all joined the Caravan

Conspiracy theories are not new for virus epidemics. There have been conspiracy theories on HIV-AIDS, Polio Vaccines, Ebola Virus, and several other diseases as well. However, what makes the 2019 Novel Coronavirus different from others is ...

Top 10 Fake News, Myths and Realities on 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID 19

With nearly 1500 deaths by January 14 and around 65,000 infections in China, the Novel Coronavirus 2019 has become one of the worst health epidemics of the 21st Century. However, 8,573 people have been cured but the rumor mongers are a...

Handling fake news Infodemic in time of Coronavirus epidemic

Social media has provided a platform where everybody can disseminate his her views without any supervision. Its excellent if the message is genuine but misinformation is equally disastrous. Health is such a topic where every Tom and Harry c...

Sentiment Analysis on Budget 2020: Long shot for solution to economic worries?

Industries and individuals alike had high expectations from the government to take tangible steps but the budget 2020 seems to have failed expectations....


Latest News

Delta Air Lines, Aldi, HSBC lead way in Stop Slavery Award

U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines and British retail bank HSBC UK were named as major winners of a global anti-slavery award on Thursday after training flight attendants to spot trafficking and giving bank accounts to slavery survivors. Supermar...

Clippers sign veteran G Jackson

The Los Angeles Clippers signed free agent guard Reggie Jackson, the team announced Thursday. Terms of the deal were not divulged by the team.Reggie is a proven playmaker and scorer, and we are looking forward to adding his experience and c...

Baby Yoda toys from Disney 'The Mandalorian' to hit store shelves next month

Baby Yoda toys from Walt Disney Cos streaming TV hit The Mandalorian will reach store shelves next month, the company said on Thursday, after missing the 2019 holiday shopping season.The character, officially called The Child, but which has...

UPDATE 1-Spotlight turns to Goldman Sachs after Morgan Stanley deal

For months, the watercooler chatter around big Wall Street banks focused on whether Goldman Sachs Group Inc would finally pursue a major deal. Instead, Goldmans top rival beat it to the punch. On Thursday, Morgan Stanley said it plans to ac...

Give Feedback