Assam Cabinet Takes Important Decisions
The State Cabinet took a slew of important decisions today, including the decision to move the Centre for the complete withdrawal of the AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Power Act) from the state.
–Creation of 79 new sub-districts
– To move Centre for complete withdrawal of AFSPA
GUWAHATI: The State Cabinet took a slew of important decisions today, including the decision to move the Centre for the complete withdrawal of the AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Power Act) from the state.
Briefing the media after the Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Since the Disturbed Area Act and the Armed Forces Special Power Act have been in force in the State since 1990, the Cabinet today decided to move the Centre for the withdrawal of these two Acts to take the peace process forward.”
He said, “We will create 79 new subdivisions or sub-districts in the LACs in the state. On September 17, we will restore the Biswanath and Tamulpur districts to make them work as full-fledged districts. In the case of the Bajali district, there are some disputes. We need around 20 days to sort out the disputes and restore the district status to Bajali before the Durga Puja.”
In the case of the power situation in the state, he said that he would meet the Union Power Minister tomorrow. “We will discuss ways to come out of the current power situation in the state,” he said.
The Chief Minister said, “We have brought some changes in the Panchayati Raj Act. From now on, the Gaon Panchayat poll will not be under the banner of political parties. The Anti-Defection Law will be applicable in the case of Zila Parishad. If less than 50 members of a Parishad want to shift their party loyalty, their membership will be cancelled. The audit of Zila Parishad will come under the Accountant General of India.”
The Cabinet decided to upgrade several colleges in the state as universities in Sivasagar, Kokrajhar, Nagaon, North Lakhimpur, Bongaigaon, etc. districts.
He also said that the government will introduce some important bills in the coming session of the State Assembly.