Assam CM announces cabinet sub-committee to study sixth schedule status for Rabha, Tiwa and Mising community
By Our Correspondent, 04/12/2017, Guwahati

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday announced the setting up of a cabinet sub-committee with a mandate to carry out feasibility study for inclusion of Rabha, Tiwa and Mising communities under sixth schedule of the Indian constitution in a meeting which was held with the representatives of Autonomous Councils of the respective communities at Janata Bhawan in Guwahati.

Sonowal assured the representatives that all the rights of the communities including land rights would be protected while executing the State Capital Region.He said that implementation of the State Capital Region Authority would catapult progress of the areas within its jurisdiction. “There is no cause to worry for the Rabha and Tiwa people and all their rights would be fully protected,” Sonowal said.

The Assam CM further mentioned that the Chief Executive Members of the Rabha and Tiwa Autonomous Councils would also be included as members in the State Capital Region Authority in a bid to safeguard the interest of the communities.Minister of WPT&BC Department Pramila Rani Brahma, Minister of State for Social Welfare, P&RD etc. Naba Kumar Doley, Chief Minister’s Media Adviser Hrishikesh Goswami, CM’s Legal Adviser Santanu Bharali, Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia were also present in the meeting.