BTC Assembly Passed Five Bills 

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KOKRAJHAR, NOV 18: The Autumn session of Bodoland Territorial Council Legislative Assembly concluded today with passed of five Bills including Bodoland Selection Bill-2021(BSB) being held at BTC Legislative Assembly House, Bodofa Nwgwr in Kokrajhar.

The BTC Legislative Assembly session saw participation of opposition members and took part in the healthy discussion on various aspects of welfare and developmental activities in the region.

On second day too, BPF Debargaon MCLA and BPF president Hagrama Mohilary seen absent in the session.

The second day of the session was started with question hour and BPF MCLA from Salbari constituency, Joy Muchahary asked first question on Education uplift in the session which was chaired by Katiram Boro, speaker of BTC Legislative Assembly in the chair.

Replying to a question of BPF MCLA from Salbari Joy Muchahary, BTR CEM and in-charge of Education department, Pramod Boro informed that BTC administration has been emphasizing for bringing healthy educational environment in the region and necessary steps for making teacher’s appointment in the schools. The session saw healthy discussion on various aspects of departments including Education, Agriculture, Irrigation, PWD etc.

“There were only 496 secondary TET qualified candidates from the BTC area to be filled up against the advertised vacant post of 1420 assistant teachers, candidates from outside of BTC area were also taken up to fill up the vacant post for the interest of the students for imparting quality education and accordingly 355 teachers were appointed from outside the BTC area”, Boro said.

He also informed that there are nearly 3400 teacher’s post are lying vacant across the districts including secondary and elementary education. He has said that BTC government has been stepping to fill up the vacancies with appointment of teachers.

During the session, five bills have been passed in the Bodoland Territorial Council Legislative Assembly autumn session on Thursday. The bills which have been passed are included The Bodoland Central Selection Board Bill-2021(BSB), The Bodoland Territorial Council Revolving Fund (Forest & Wildlife) Rules -2021 Bill, The Bodoland Medical Attendance Bill-2021, The Bodoland Legal Metrology (Enforcement) Bill-2021 and Bodoland Territorial Council Market & Fairs ( Management & Control) Bills-2021.

The house saw a healthy discussion on the integration and peace and harmony among all sections of the society.

During the session, BTR CEM Boro placed a vision document highlighting various welfare aspects including quality education, social integration, livelihood earnings facilities etc in the Bodoland Territorial Council districts with aspects of building an integrated environment.

BTR CEM Boro said that the house had a fruitful discussion on the welfare and development activities carried by BTC administration which are meant for the humanity services in the region.

Boro has demanded CBI investigation into the fratricidal killings in Bodoland region since 2008-2013 which had claimed lives of several persons including journalists in Bodo belts and sought punishment of the involved culprits.

Boro said that BTR administration must get healthy administration in the region with a good healthy environment for paving the way good governance.

He said that the region must have secured environment in a peaceful situation to meet arms free society.

He has sought a CBI investigation in the Bodoland region into the fratricidal killings since 2008-2013 and punished the involved culprits.

He has highlighted in the BTC assembly session over the fratricidal killings that claimed lives of several persons including journalists.

He has sought a step to conduct CBI investigation into the human killing environment in the BTR districts.

During the assembly session, BTC executive member for Forest department, Ranjit Basumatary has also sought CID investigation into into 193 crores of corruption in forest department corruption during the 2012-13 financial year.

He has mentioned that the Bodoland region is now getting healthy integration among the society since after signing BTR accord (Bodoland Territorial Region) on 27th January (2020) as all factions of NDFB joined the peace accord besides ABSU and UBPO organisation were also part of peace accord signatories.

” Attended the second day of the ongoing BTC Assembly session at BTC Legislative Assembly House, Bodofa Nwgwr in Kokrajhar today. An overall active session it was today with several questions being asked to respective departments”, Boro added.

Meanwhile, Opposition BPF MCLAs have expressed their resented for not allowing sufficient time allotment for discussion inside the assembly during the general discussion.

Opposition leader Derhasat Basumatary has strongly slammed the UPPL-BJP-GSP alliance government in BTC, said that the BTC government has not been taking any welfare as well development activities for common masses as UPPL led alliance government is going to complete it’s 12 months by December second week next. He has strongly criticized the UPPL-BJP-GSP alliance government for not able to initiate any humanity services steps across the BTC districts.

He has demanded properly distribution of rights and developmental activities among the society in the districts.