GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma holds a meeting on Saturday with the representatives of various socio-cultural and students organizations of the Moran community and Chutia community organizations.
With students organizations of Moran --Asom Moran Sabha', 'Moran Sahitya Sabha', 'Moran Karmachari Saikhik Bikash Mancha', 'All Moran Students Union', 'All Moran Kala Sanskriti Bikash Kendra' and the 'Moran Mahila Sabha' the meeting was held at Assam Administrative Staff College premises.
During his discussion with representatives of the Moran community, the chief Minister said that a committee will be constituted to determine reservation for the community out of the Other Backward Caste (OBC) quota in educational institutions.
The panel will soon meet the representatives of the community and submit a report to the government, he said, adding that all land-related issues will be settled in a hassle-free manner.
CM Sarma also stated that all land-related issues of the community will be settled in an expeditious and hassle-free manner under the 'Mission Basundhara'.
Regarding the ST status to the community, the Chief Minister said that the State government has already agreed in principle to send the recommendations to the Central government.
The State government will take steps for strengthening Moran Autonomous Council.
He further asked the community representatives to prepare an annual action plan to be executed by the Moran Autonomous Council for the overall development of the community.
The Government will allocate the necessary funds for implementation of the action plan, stated the Chief Minister.
In another meeting held with the representatives of Chutia community organizations including the 'Chutia Jatiya Sanmilan', 'All Chutia Students Union', 'Chutia Yuva Sanmillan' and the Chutia Mahila Sanmillan', the Chief Minister discussed various issues for the overall development of the community.
Issues related to ST status for the community increased allocation of funds for the development of the community, expeditious progress of the 'Birangana Sati Sadhani University', preservation of historical sites of the community, etc were discussed.
The representatives also submitted memorandums to the Chief Minister in the meeting.
CM Sarma stressed an action plan by the community representatives to be executed by the Chutia Development Council as well as a roadmap for time-bound solutions to all their issues.
Sarma said the government will take positive and proactive steps to meet all the genuine demands of the community.
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