Assam govt decided to give tribal status to Kuki and Beitei people

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Assam govt decided to give tribal status to Kuki and Beitei people

Guwahati: The Assam Cabinet on Thursday (November 16) decided to grant tribal status to Kuki and Beitei communities in the state.

A proposal in this regard will be sent to the Center by the Assam government soon.
“The Cabinet made a separate entry for the Baitei community living in Karbi Anglong.
Accordingly, the State Government, under Entry 7 of Part II-Assam I in the Constitution (ST) Order 1950 to include Baite as Baite, Biete will submit a proposal to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) for
Additionally, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also announced the approval of setting up of Khasi-Jaintia Development Council, which aims to address the specific needs and concerns of Khasi and Jaintia communities in the state.

The move is expected to enhance community representation and foster development tailored to the unique requirements of these groups.

On the other hand, in sync with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, the Assam cabinet also gave its nod for the formation of a new board — Assam State School Education Board (ASSEB) by the merger of existing two boards — Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA) and Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC).

The SEBA was formed in 1962, and the AHSEC in 1984. The SEBA has two classes, IX and X, under it while the AHSEC has XI and XII.

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