Kokrajhar, May 30: A nine-member team from the National Commission for ST, Government of India, led by Nand Kumar Sai, chairperson of the National Commission for ST, and accompanied by its vice-chairman and other members and senior officials, on Wednesday visited Kokrajhar to make a ground assessment of the implementation of various centrally-sponsored schemes in tribal dominated areas. The team visited several areas including the Agriculture department at Titaguri, Central Institute of Technology situated at Balajan, Public Health Engineering Pipe Water Scheme at Balajan Tinali, VHND site (RI) at Bhag Amguri sub centre, MMU camp at Karigaon, Kasturba Gandh Balika Vidyalaya at Patgaon, Tribal RCH camp at Bishmuri, Simbargaon Pipe Water Supply, Simbargaon State Dispensary and Debargaon Higher Secondary School to access the overall assessment in health, agriculture, education and PHE in the tribal areas.
The team later held a review meeting with senior civil and police officials along with department heads followed by BTC authority at Kokrajhar Circuit House. The National Commission for ST includes vice-chairperson Anusuiya Uikey, joint secretary Siser Kumar Ratho, deputy secretary PT Jamesscutty, assistant director SP Meena and honorary adviser to the chairperson, Satyadeo Sharma. He was also in favour of upgrading the CIT into full-fledged university which he said will be helpful to the underdeveloped students coming from ST, SC and OBC. He assured to take up the issue with the higher authority in the HRD.