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Udalguri DC pleads more powers to administration in BTC area

The district administrations in all the four districts in BTC area have been facing serious set backs due to the curtailment of most of the powers generally enjoyed by other Deputy Commissioners of the country. Most of the powers of the DCs had been transferred directly to BTC authority under sixth schedule of the constitution,there by making the DCs just an administrate heads without power. The DC s cannot control any officers serving under him in BTC districts as they had to look after law and order only.The newly posted Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri district, Thaneswar Malakar,who has also been known as a writer said so in a crowded meeting at sub-divisional HQ Bhergaon on December 20. The meeting was organized on the occasion of distribution of grant-in-aids to the beneficiaries. The meeting was attended by Rihon Daimari, Minister, PHE, Assam; MLAs, BTC EMs, MCLAs, high ranking officials and media personals. Presiding over the meeting the DC also said that he would try his best to solve all the problems of the people of the district. He requested the BTC authority to grant normal powers to DC s serving in BTC so as to control government officials, who had been evading their duties in the pretext of engagement with BTC authority at Kokrajhar. According to him the departmental heads may report directly to Kokrajhar without informing the DC. He suggested that the DCs must be made aware of the movement of all departmental heads.

MP Sarma, Project Director,DRDA,Udalguri while addressing the people stressed the need for speedy development of seven lakhs sixty four thousand people living in the district. Maheswar Boro, MLA, Kalaigaon and Chairman of DRDA, Udalguri declared that whatever could not have been achieved in the last fifty years were made possible in just five years during Cong-BPF rule. In his concluding speech as the chief guest, Minister Rihon Daimari remarked that a wave of change had been noticed in BTC; but at the same time he requested people not to put undue pressure on the government officers and contractors by demanding donations,which he said would slow down the process of development and welfare of the people.The Minister declared that the construction of the remaining portion of the MB road (declared as state highway )from Kalaigaon to Bhutiachang would be completed in the coming year with an amount of rupees 22 crore.

The meeting was also addressed by Lwmsrao Daimari, EM,BTC. Distinguished guests namely Jagadish Sarkar, Rati Ram Boro both BTC MCLAs, Debajyoti Dutta, ADC, Bhergaon, all the Circle Officers and BDOs attended the meeting. More than three thousand people were present in the meeting. DN Hazarika, Circle Officer, Harisinga Revenue Circle,Tangla offered the vote of thanks at the end before the grant-in-aids were distributed (14 govt departments) to beneficiaries by the minister.

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2 militants injured in Kokrajhar blast

16 Jan 2008 - 4:48am | editor

Two militants have been injured at an explosion that took place beside a public meeting in Kokrajhar district's Symbul gaon on Tuesday.

According to information, the militants carried the bomb to the meeting but it miised the target. Later both the militants were rushed to the hospital. People here said a section of BLT cadres have join a new militant outfit named BRTF in the BTC area. Investigation is going on to unearth the truth.

NRLM awareness camp concludes at Pangin

22 Feb 2016 - 10:05pm | HK Roy

Two days interface meeting with stakeholders and existing Self Help Groups (SHGs) was concluded on Feb-19 at Pangin Block of East Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh. The programme was organised by the Block Mission Management Unit (BMMU) Pangin Block.

All the resource persons interacted with the Stakeholders, PRIs of Panign Gram Panchayat, NGOs, CBOs and existing SHGs of Pangin,  Moli , Moku  Koreng and Yeksi Villages and studied about the economic–social condition of SHGs which will be helpful in proper implementation of NRLM NRLM/Aajeevika Program at the intensive block. During the two-days awareness-meeting, the ‘Resource Team’ made aware the Women SHGs and RGs and highlighted on basic inputs.  

Special SHG groups in the difficult areas with disabled persons in remote tribal areas could be formed with five members (at least), the team suggested. NRLM/Aajeevika will promote affinity based on local SHGs comprising persons with disabilities (men and women) and other special categories like elders and transgender etc.  SHG is an informal group and registration under Societies Act, State cooperative Act or a partnership firm was not mandatory, informed the resource team adding that ‘Federations of SHGs’ formed at village level, cluster level and at higher levels are to be registered under appropriate acts, prevailing in the States. 


CIT upgrades into Deemed University

7 Jan 2019 - 7:27pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau

The Central Institute of Technology (CIT),Kokrajhar, a centrally funded institute in lower Assam's Kokrajhar district, has been upgraded to Deemed to be University(Deemed University). The centre and the UGC have recommended the Deemed University on the third week of December last which is paving the way quality education services across the BTAD as well lower Assam districts.

A meeting was organized at CIT conference hall to accord warm welcome and declaration of the Deemed University of the CIT Kokrajhar on Monday since after CIT has been upgraded. 

Chairman of Board of Governing Body of CIT, Prof AK Baruah lighted the lamp to inaugurate the celebration of the programme. 

Prof Baruah said that it is a great pleasure to announce that the CIT has been upgraded to Deemed University.The CIT is now become fully Deemed University with autonomous structure on its running,he said adding that presently  it has sufficient infrastructural capacity to run the University. 

Registrar of the CIT Kokrajhar, Chaitali Brahma while welcoming the Deemed University said that students and citizens are getting well opportunity to acquire higher studies in the CIT in near future. She said that presently there are 1800 students are taking studies in various trades in the CIT which was started on 2006.

'We are very happy and welcome the Deemed University which is giving us an opportunity to run healthy educational institution', she said. 

Mentioned that the CIT was set up under the spirit of BTC Accord in 2003 to facilitate higher educational environment in the region. 

She has extended her  thanks to PM Narendra Modi and also Hagrama Mohilary,BTC chief  and Bodo leaders for this award to people of Bodoland.  In this CIT, 60% percent seats are reserved for the students of Bodoland Territorial Council region and rests are for the state.

Meanwhile, students in the institute have also expressed their happiness as the CIT has been upgraded to the Deemed University. They hoped that the upgraded university will facilitate quality education services in the region.

Among others, BTC additional Principal Secretary Robinson Mushahary, BTC Secretary Carol Narzary, officers from CIT were prominent attendees on the occasion.