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Cabinet decides to strengthen Autonomous North East Councils

Cabinet decides to strengthen Autonomous North East Councils

Central government has decided to grant more power and funds to 10 autonomous councils in the Northeast region (probably to attract voters in NE states as Lok Sabha election is due in few months).

The cabinet approved amendment to Article 280 and 6th Schedule of the Constitution.

The most important part of these amendments is that these will significantly improve the financial resources and powers of the autonomous districts councils in Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura, fulfilling longstanding aspirations of the tribal population in these Northeastern states.

Proposed amendments:

The proposed amendments provide for elected village municipal councils, ensuring democracy at the grassroots level.

The village councils will be empowered to prepare plans for economic development and social justice including those related to agriculture, land improvement, implementation of land reforms, minor irrigation, water management, animal husbandry, rural electrification, small scale industries and social forestry.

At least one-third of the seats will be reserved for women in the village and municipal councils in the Sixth Schedule areas of Assam, Mizoram and Tripura and at least two of the nominated members in all autonomous councils in the North East Sixth Schedule areas resulting in empowerment of women.

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