State Govt to form new panel to implement Assam Accord


Guwahati: The Assam government has said that it would constitute an eight-member committee, which will prepare a roadmap for the implementation of the Assam Accord. 

The decision was taken during an important meeting between the leaders of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and cabinet ministers of the state government. 

The meeting was chaired by Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. 

The 8-member committee will include cabinet ministers and representatives of the AASU. 

“The AASU leaders thanked CM Sarma for holding this meeting. It has been decided that a committee, comprising AASU members and ministers of the state government, will be formed, which will prepare a roadmap for implementation of the Assam Accord,” Assam minister Atul Bora said. 

Meanwhile, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said: “A sub-committee comprising representatives from GoA and All Assam Students Union (AASU) shall formulate the implementation framework within three months for further deliberations on implementation of provisions of Assam Accord, with special ref to clauses 6, 7, 9 & 10.” 

He added: “In a meeting with AASU, attended by my esteemed colleagues, we discussed a host of critical issues. The implementation framework would also include updating of NRC, floods & related issues, rehabilitation of families of martyrs and victims of Assam Agitation, among others.”