Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday held a meeting with the representatives of various organizations of the Moran community including Asom Moran Sabha, Moran Sahitya Sabha, Moran Karmachari Saikhik Bikash Mancha, All Moran Students Union, All Moran Kala Sanskriti Bikash Kendra, and Moran Mahila Sabha here at Assam Administrative Staff College.
In the meeting, CM Sarma discussed about the longstanding issues of the community and prepares a roadmap to bring about lasting solutions to their problems.
Minister of Education RanojPegu and MLAs Balin Chetia and Suren Phukan were also present in the meeting.
Responding to the demands mentioned in the memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister by the representatives, CM Sarma said that a committee will be constituted to determine reservation for the community out of OBC quota in the educational institutions, which will meet the representatives of the community soon.
Stressing about the land-related issues of the community CM Sarma stated, “All the land-related issues of the community will be settled in an expeditious and hassle-free manner under Mission Basundhara.”
Regarding ST status to the community, CM Sarma said that the State government has already agreed in principle to send recommendations to the Central government.
“The state government will take steps for strengthening Moran Autonomous Council. Government asked the community representatives to prepare an annual action plan to be executed by the Moran Autonomous Council for the overall development of the community. The government will also allocate necessary funds for implementation of the action plan.” said CM Sarma.
Issues related to education, agriculture, employment, preservation of historical sites of the community were also discussed in the meeting.
In another meeting held with the representatives of Chutia community organizations including Chutia Jatiya Sanmilan, All Chutia Students Union, Chutia Yuva Sanmillan, and Chutia Mahila Sanmillan, the Chief Minister discussed various issues for the overall development of the community.
Issues related to ST status for the community increased allocation of funds for the development of the community, expeditious progress of Birangana Sati Sadhani University, preservation of historical sites of the community, etc. were discussed. The representatives also submitted memorandums to the Chief Minister in the meeting.
During the meeting, CM Sarma informed the representatives about the progress of government steps including reservation of seats in educational institutions, allocation of funds for development activities, steps for the settlement of land issues, and other steps to meet various demands of the community.
Moreover, CM Sarma stressed an action plan to be executed by the Chutia Development Council and a roadmap for a time-bound solution of all the issues.
Further, CM Sarma asserted that the government will take positive and proactive steps to meet all the genuine demands of the community.