Guwahati, Sept 29: The Secondary Education Department of Assam has constituted a committee as per the Bodo Accord to examine and suggest need-based criteria for provincialising educational institutes in Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR).
The six-member committee is headed by the chairman of the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA), R.C Jain as the chairman.
The Director of Higher Education, the Director of Secondary Education, the Director of Elementary Education, the Director of Bodo and Other Tribal Languages and Senior Financial adviser of Education Department will be its members, according to a notification issued by the Principal Secretary to the Secondary Education Department, Assam.
In a tweet on, state Education Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma today said that the Director, Education, Bodoland Territorial Council will be included as one of the members of the committee.
The Secondary Education Department has constituted the committee for preparing the modalities for implementation of Clause 6.3 of the Bodo Accord.
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The committee will suggest measures for provincialisation of schools and colleges established in BTR (formerly BTC) besides suggesting measures to provincialise Bodo-medium schools outside BTR as per special need and requirement.
The committee will examine the necessary amendments to be made in the present provincialisation Act so as to give a special preference to the schools in the Sixth Schedule areas of the state as well as Bodo-medium schools outside the Sixth Schedule areas of the state.
The committee will also suggest probable resource requirements besides finding out an acceptable solution for provincialisation of academic institutions.