Cabinet okays formula for the solution to border disputes with Meghalaya
GUWAHATI: The state cabinet approved its proposed formula to solve the Assam-Meghalaya boundary disputes. It has solutions to six of the 12 disputed stretches. The state government will submit it to Union Home Minister Amit Shah tomorrow.
After the Cabinet meeting at Haflong today, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "The Cabinet had a detailed discussion on the Assam-Meghalaya border issue. The Cabinet approved the formula after holding discussions with all political parties and student organizations. The government devised the proposed formula based on the report and suggestions of the three regional committees that had visited the disputed areas."
The Chief Minister said, "I, together with my Meghalaya counterpart, will meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah and submit the proposed formula. We will work out to solve the boundary disputes following guidelines from Shah."
The other decisions of the Cabinet are –
(i) The government will set up a Rs 214-crore open zoo at Dhalai in Silchar. Wildlife will roam about freely inside the zoo complex. However, visitors will use fenced vehicles for protection.
(ii) The Cabinet decided to introduce science streams in eight colleges and commerce streams in two colleges.
(iii) The Cabinet took a major decision to streamline the promotion of professors in medical colleges in the state. From now a medical college professor will get a promotion after three years, irrespective of vacant posts.
(iv) The Cabinet approved the elections rules for the autonomous councils of Moran, Muttuck, Boro-Kachari and Kamatapur.
(v) The government will provide Rs 180 crore for a stadium, a water supply project and tourism development in the Dima Hasao district.
(vi) The Cabinet formed some ministerial committees to monitor the Assam civilian award function on January 24.