Development Councils for ethnic communities in Assam

Assam Government constituted Development Councils for ethnic communities for ensuring their socio-economic, cultural, educational and ethnic development.

Last Updated: Mar 02, 2011, 00:55 AM IST

Guwahati: The Assam Government on Tuesday
constituted Development Councils for ethnic communities,
Singpho, Sema, Tangsha, Tai Phake, Tai Khamiang, Tai Turung,
Tai Khamti and Tai Aiton, besides Sadharan Jati for ensuring
their socio-economic, cultural, educational and ethnic
development.

This was announced through a notification by the Welfare
of Plains Tribes and Backward Classes Department.
The Development Council for Singpho, Sema, Tangsha, Tai
Phake, Tai Khamiang, Tai Turung, Tai Khamti and Tai Aiton
would comprise members Bhupeswar Ningda, Mungdangam Singpo,
Laseng Kiang, Lukam Tomlung, Tehon Hakhun, Molu Rangrang,
Hakheto Sema, Katoli Sema, Chitoi Sema, Pallav Shyam Aailung,
Pabitra Shyam, Jepang Chakhap, Nipon Turung, Bitupon Shyam,
Kamali Turung, Aimown Chakhap, Manje La, Bishanog Singpho and
Rudra Singnen, besides the Director of WPT and BC.
The Development Council for Sadharan Jati consists of
Prabhat Kalita, Mitradeb Sarma, Biswaranjan Kalita, Kandarpa
Kalita, Jiten Bora, Surabala Barbora, Raju Sarma, Anup
Bhagabati, Surjya Kanta Acharjee, Md Jiban Ahmed, Pradip Kr
Hazarika, Debendra Nath Bhuyan, Suren Sarma, Chandan Dutta,
Jesmina Islam, Bhagadatta Bayan, Md Zehirul Haque, Md Abdul
Kayung, Hemendra Baishya, Chakradhar Haloi, Basab Deb, Md
Nazibul Omar, B K Roy and Director of WPT and BC as members.

The joint secretary of the WPT and BC department will be
the member secretary of the development councils, the
notification added.

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