Assam Cabinet Resolves To Upgrade Bodo Medium Of Instruction Upto Class 12

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KOKRAJHAR, SEP 6: The Assam state cabinet has decided to upgrade the Bodo medium of instruction upto class 12 from the present class 10 along with the up-gradation of Bodo medium would also be shifted to AHSEC from SEBA to make healthy upliftment of the Bodo medium education.

The cabinet meeting of the state government was concluded with befitting programmes on Monday at Bodoland Territorial Council Secretariat, Bodofa Nwgwr in Kokrajhar where several decisions were resolved towards the welfare and development of the region including allotment of Rs.500 crores for construction of road/bridges under CM’s goodwill mission for two years beginning this year.

While addressing the reporters after the cabinet meeting, Dr Sarma said thatthe cabinet meeting has decided to repeal 48 nos. of redundant and obsolete laws of Assam in the next Assam Assembly to be held on 12th September. Dr Sarma said that the district police accountability commission will be set up in the line of State Police Accountability Commission, which will help the people to appeal about the atrocities made by the erring police personnel to the commission.

He also said that the Margherita Coal India will be declared full-fledged and would function smoothly with necessary land allotment from the revenue department.

He informed that the cabinet decided to upgrade the Bodo medium of instruction upto Class 12 from the present Class 10 besides the up-gradation of Bodo medium would shift from SEBA to AHSEC.

He said that the Bodo medium teachers in colleges and Universities would be out of purview of reservation which would invite candidates from other castes as well.

Dr Sarma also said that the Cabinet has allowed to provincialize 10 colleges in BTR districts as per the implementation of BTR accord clauses and accordingly the colleges will now be provincialized and appointed teachers by the BTC authority.

The Cabinet has also approved for Rs 500 cr. under CM Goodwill Project in BTR. Out of this, Rs 250 Cr. will be released on this financial year 2022-23 and another Rs 250 Cr. in the next financial year 2023-24. He said that the criterion will be that the roads should not be less than 10 km, of which 50 roads can be constructed in the package.

Sarma also informed that 3-day Sinthan Sibir will be organized by the Assam Government on September 24 to 26, 2022 at Kaziranga where the Ministers and Officers from other states will be invited to take part in the programme for innovative ideas that would be implemented in the State.

He also said that 12,000 candidates will be given appointment letters in a function to be organized by the government and another 10,000 vacancies will be advertised to fill up thepost.

He also informed that an Accord would be signed between the Adhivashi militant groups and Government of India probably in the month of September. Sarma also said that the admission process in Kokrajhar Medical College would start from the next academic session which only requires approval from National Medical Council.

Meanwhile, the All Bodo Students Union(ABSU) welcomes the government of Assam for holding the state cabinet meeting at Kokrajhar, BTR and ABSU express happiness and appreciation for offering floral tribute with multi religious prayers by Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma and all his Cabinet Ministers at Thulungapuri the burial ground of Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma and visiting his home village Boragari.

During his visit at Thulungapuri CM has laid foundation for the infrastructure development of Thulungapuri and has announced that the 31st March Birthday of Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma will be observed as “Student Day” in the state of Assam as demanded by ABSU.

Further the cabinet meeting held has taken some historic decisions for the development of Bodo Medium Education in the state. The key decisions passed by the Assam Cabinet are:Introduction of Bodo Medium for Class XI & XII from next academic session. Single Cadre based roster for Bodo Department posts in higher education, which will be enacted in the ensuing Assembly session of Assam Government. Provincialising of 10 Degree Colleges out of 26 Degree Colleges in BTR in phase one as per. 6.3 Clause of BTR Accord.

The students union extends gratitude to the Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Chief Minister and all the Cabinet Ministers of Assam. ABSU hopes that all the pending BTR Accord related clauses and other demands will be given utmost importance for solution in future.The Bodo Sahitya Sabha president Toren Boro also extends sincere thanks to the chief minister Dr Sarma and state government for initiating to make healthy upliftment and development of the Bodo medium education.