BSS seeks more budgetary allocation
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Jan 15: The Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS) has raised a slew of demands for inclusion in the Annual Budget of 2017-18 of the State for Bodo language and literature. In a missive sent to State Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal on January 13, BSS general secretary Kamala Kanta Mushahary mooted the suggestions for inclusion in the Annual Budget of the State. The BSS demanded of the Chief Minister for the enhancement of grants for BSS related affairs from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 25 lakh (Plan) and from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 15 lakh (non-Plan) in the Annual Budget for fiscal 2017-18. They also demanded allocation of funds for the creation of posts of the Directorate of Education for Bodo and other tribal languages covering elementary, secondary and higher secondary education. The BSS has also raised the demand for separate allocation of Rs 1 crore each for Bodo departments in Gauhati University, Dibrugarh University, Bodoland University and KK Handique State Open University.