AATS reeks of negligence to tribal leaders

Reming city roads
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, May 6: The All Assam Tribal Sangha (AATS) has said that Dispur’s proposal to reme the roads that crisscross greater Guwahati reeks of negligence being meted out to the great tribal leaders of the State.
 Addressing the press here today, AATS general secretary Aditya Khakhlari said: “Great tribal persolities of the State like Bhimbor Deori, Rupth Brahma, Harichandra Kachari, Sitath Brahma Choudhury and others have been ignored by the government in its proposal to reme the city roads. The current dispensation at Dispur should know that it was because of the supreme sacrifices made by these tribal leaders Assam hadn’t been included in erstwhile East Bengal. While reming the roads of the city, giving the tribal leaders of yester centuries their due honour is the duty of Dispur.” Khakhlari further said: “The State PWD has as many as 139 posts of executive engineer. In accordance with the reservation policy prevalent in the State, the break-up should be ST(P) 14, ST(H) 7 and SC 10. However, there are only four such posts for SC and not a single post for ST(P) and ST(H). For the past nine years, SC and ST assistant executive engineers of the State PWD have not been promoted by the government.” The AATS leader said that the Sangha did seek appointment from Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal so as to raise such issues before him on April 21, 2017. “However, we’re yet to get any response from him so far,” he added.

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