No Proposal To Implement The Panchayat System In The Sixth Schedule Area Of Assam

In January 2019, the Cabinet approved amendments to increase the administrative and financial powers of the Autonomous Council.

Updated: Mar 29, 2021 10:04:39 am

29 March 2021 Current Affairs:The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) informed Lob Sabha: Currently, there is no proposal to implement the Panchayat system in the sixth schedule area of Assam.

Sixth Schedule of the Constitution:
♦ It protects tribal residents and provides autonomy for communities by establishing an autonomous development committee, which can formulate laws related to land, public health, agriculture, etc.
♦ Currently, there are 10 autonomous committees in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram.
♦ Specific tribal areas in Assam: North Cachar Hills, Karbi Anglong and Bodoland Territorial Area 
♦ Specific tribal areas in Meghalaya: Khasi Hills, Jaintiya Hills and Garo Hills 
♦ Tribal areas in Tripura
♦ Specific tribal areas in Mizoram: Chakma, Mara and Lai districts

Constitution (125th Amendment) Bill, 2019:
♦ In January 2019, the Cabinet approved amendments to increase the administrative and financial powers of the Autonomous Council.
♦ The Constitution (Amendment No. 125) Bill, 2019, was subsequently introduced in the Rajya Sabha in February 2019 for the elected Village Municipal Councils.
♦ The proposed bill is still being implemented. The State Election Commission will elect the Autonomous Committee, Village and Municipal Committees.
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