Assam Government panel formed to draw a framework for Assam Accord implementation, especially clause 6, which was prepared to protect, cultural, social, and linguistic identity and heritage of the indigenous people of the land. According to the statement of an official, the government of Assam has set up an eight-member committee to prepare the framework.
The Commissioner and Secretary of the Implementation of Assam Accord Department, G.D. Tripathi, announced the formation of a sub-committee by issuing a notification. The notification also mentioned that the committee will submit its report within the next 3 months. Further, it was also noted in the notification that the committee will also focus on the implementation of Clause 7, 9 and 10 along with an update of National Register of Citizens (NRC), issues of flood and erosion, rehabilitation of families of martyrs and victims of Assam agitation.
The sub-committee will be headed by the Atul Bora, headed by the implementation of the Assam Accord and the committee will include three ministers and five members from the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU). Other ministers on the panel are Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pijush Hazarika and Finance Minister Ajanta Neog, while the five from the AASU include its president Dipankar Kumar Nath, General Secretary Sankar Jyoti Baruah, Chief Adviser Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya, and advisers Prakash Chandra Das and Uddip Jyoti Gogoi, the notification stated.
Since 1985 several committees have been formed by various governments to implement the 36 years old Assam accord but, including the contentious Clause-6, many of the clauses remained unfulfilled.
Clause 7 of the accord says that the government will work on the area of economic development and will lift the living standers of the people of Assam, the clause also mentions that the government will also focus on education, science and technology, and the establishment of national institutions. Clause 9 focuses on the sealing of the international border, intensifying patrolling on land and river routes.