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Assam government receives Clause 6 report

The committee set up to recommend norms in Clause 6 of the Assam Accord submitted its report to state chief secretary Sanjay Krishna on Wednesday after failing to receive an appointment from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). MHA officials said there was no consensus on some recommendations.

  • The MD & CEO at the bank said that the last quarter of every financial year is generally good for the bank. In terms of efficiency in collection, it has improved to 93.57 per cent from 92.97 per cent in Assam, he said.

    Ruling BJP in Assam has fanned out building up strong organisational bases in the assembly seats presently held opposition by Congress. Congress in 2016 assembly polls managed to win 24 seats.

    A government official said the recommendation for bringing entire Assam under provisions of the Inner Line Permit will have to be examined legally. The committee is yet to formally submit its report to the MHA.

    Atul Bora, Assam Minister of Agriculture, Horticulture and Food Processing, inaugurated the State Credit Seminar and released the State Focus paper 2020 prepared by NABARD. The Minister expressed his concern that credit to agriculture is on a decline as per data published by State Level Bankers Committee and NABARD.

    The committee has also suggested two formulas for the reservation of seats for the indigenous people in the Assam Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies of the state, including 67 per cent quota for them. The high-level committee was set up by the ministry to suggest ways to provide constitutional safeguards to Assam's indigenous people.

    Prof. Jagdish Mukhi said that government of India is very liberal in investing in infrastructure to eliminate service backlogs of North East with special emphasis on rural areas.

    Muslims comprise 34% of 3.12 crore population in the state; of these, 4% are indigenous Assamese Muslims while rest are Bengali-speaking ones. The government is yet to begin with the assessment and will start a house-to-house enumeration process to identify indigenous Muslims in Assam.

    The government plans to convert the religious education structures into high schools within four-five months. The move would not affect any privately run religious institutions.

    The Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad Asom (TAYPA) Dibrugarh district general secretary Dipankar Dowarah said, “Islam does not know about history of Assam. Ahom dynasty ruled for nearly 600 years from 1228 to 1826. Chaolung Sukapha was the founder of greater Assam who unified the various indigenous ethnic groups of the region.”

    Assam Congress in its letter to the Registrar General and Census Commissioner and NRC co-ordinator, alleged disappearance of data from NRC's official website. NRC authorities however cited the non-availability of cloud service since December 15 as the reason for disappearance of the data and have assured that the same will be restored shortly.

    The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday assured the safety of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) data in Assam. The Centre’s assurance cam...

    Meanwhile, data on the final NRC list was made offline from its official website as IT major Wipro, which was entrusted with this job, terminated its services over non-payment of dues. However, the Union home ministry clarified that NRC data in Assam is safe although some technical issues were visible and assured that it would be resolved soon.

    The NRC exercise was carried out in Assam under the supervision of the Supreme Court and around 19 lakh people did not find themselves in the final list published in August 2019.

    Following the Bodo Accord,the Assam government has appealed to anti-talk ULFA, which is also known as Ulfa (Independent), under commander-in-chief Paresh Baruah to emulate the footsteps of Bodo outfits and agree to have peace talks with the state government.

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