New Delhi : The Central cabinet meeting held at New Delhi under the aegis of PM Modi, many important decisions were taken favoring the Assamese people. Apart from PM Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and many other ministers were present at the meeting held at New Delhi.
Reservation in Government jobs for Assamese people
In the cabinet meet held taking the issue of Assam Accord, the central government has decided to amend the 6th clause mentioned in the accord for which the cabinet has decided to hold a high level committee meeting in which not only ministers from the cabinet will be participating but even the established personalities from Assam will be part of this committee to discuss on Assam Accord.
In the case of job reservation, Union Minister Rajnath Singh has decided to go ahead with reservations in government jobs for the Assamese people as well as protection of indigenous languages, tribes and culture of the people of Assam.
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Reservation in government jobs
Apart from safeguarding the interests of the Assamese people, Rajnath Singh also specifically mentioned about the Bodo community of Assam where the Union Minister promised of introducing a train service from Bodoland by the name “Aarnai Express” keeping in mind the crucial stage of Bodo language, culture and community. Apart from the rail service, Rajnath Singh also promised of opening a museum in BTAD, keeping in the mind the interests of the Bodo people.
Central cabinet meeting
On the other hand, the cabinet meeting didn’t mention anything about the six communities of Assam who were demanding ST status. Instead the cabinet only mentioned about reservations of Assamese people in government jobs.
There have been no changes made in the Assam Accord for the past 35 years, but in this cabinet meet held in New Delhi, the minister have specifically mentioned about including more rules in the 6th clause with minimal changes.
Various student organisations and indigenous groups have been protesting against the central government for their decision to amend the 6th clause of the Assam Accord.