Guwahati, July 16, 2019:
A High-Level Committee has been constituted by the Government of India comprising of eminent personalities of Assam representing various walks of life to check the effectiveness of actions taken since 1985 to implement Clause 6 of the Assam Accord.
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It will also inspect on the action taken to assess the appropriate level of reservation of seats in Assam Legislative Assembly and local bodies for the Assamese people and to suggest measures to protect Assamese and other indigenous languages of Assam.
The committee comprised of Justice (Retd.) Biplab Kumar Sarma, Former Judge of Gauhati High Court as Chairman, Niloy Dutta, Advocate General, Arunachal Pradesh as Member, Ramesh Borpatragohain, Advocate General, Assam as Member, Subhash Da, IAS,(Retd.) as Member, Pallav Bhattacharya, IPS (Retd.) as Member, Dr. Srishtidhar Dutta, Professor (Retd.) as Member, Sumanta Chaliha, Author & Columnist as Member, Wasbir Hussain, Senior Journalist as Member, Dr. Samujjal Bhattacharya, Chief Adviser, All Assam Student Union (AASU) as Member, Dr. Jaikanta Sharma, Professor & Columnist as Member, Dipanka Kumar Nath, President, All Assam Student Union (AASU) as Member, Lurinjyoti Gogoi, General Secretary, All Assam Student Union (AASU) as ember and Joint Secretary, North East, MHA – Member Secretary
The Committee constituted for the implement accord will suggest the appropriate level of reservations in employment under the Assam government for the Assamese people and other measures necessary to protect, preserve and promote cultural, social, linguistic identity and heritage of the Assamese people.