Guwahati: There are 32 Foreigners’ Tribunals in the State and they have managed to detect only 54 illegal Bangladeshis nationals while disposing of 545 cases in the past five months. And all the infiltrators are not traceable now.
In a tripartite talk, between AASU, the State Government and the Central Government, the State officials have conveyed this to AASU.
“This speaks volumes about the sincerity and commitment of the Central & the State Government in dealing with Bangladeshi influx that has changed the State’s demography, endangering the very existence of the indigenous people. We are having a farce in the name of Bangladeshi deportation,” conveyed AASU leaders to the media.
The AASU adviser, Dr Bhattacharya made a categorical statement that we are looking at a situation when a Bangladeshi national would become the Chief Minister and Assam a part of greater Bangladesh unless the Government took serious steps immediately. “If the Indo-Pak border can be made foolproof in no time, why cant we also make similar arrangements in the Assam-Bangladesh border?” he asked. He also added that the AASU would again launch a mass agitation if the authorities continued to ignore such grave issues.
Assam Rifles unit at Haflong under aegis of Haflong based Assam Rifles Sector under took the noble cause of organising “Health Camp” at village Ditokcherra and neighboring places on September with the assistance of Holy Spirit Hospital, Haflong. The aim of this health camp was to provide free medical checkup and distribution of essential medicines to the villagers. 342 numbers of patients attended the medical camp and were benefited. The overwhelming response by the locals for the health camp was indicative of its grand success. Such gesture by Assam Rifles under its civic action programmes has spread goodwill in the local people and strengthened the bond between security forces and civil population in the Dima Hasao District.
“All Assam Water and Sanitation Workers Association” staged dharna at the office of the Director, Water and Sanitation Support Organisation, Public Health Engineering Department, Betkuchi (opposite Balaji Temple) on 27th December, 2013 at 11am in support of various demands. Block Resource Centre Co-Coordinators (BRCC) and Cluster Resource Centre Co-coordinators (CRCC) engaged in various parts of the state had joined in the protest. Protesters demanded to increase salary of BRCC to Rs. 15000 from present salary of Rs.5000 and to increase salary of CRCC to Rs. 13500 from present salary of Rs. 4500. Regularization of service was one of the prime demands of protesters. They also demanded to provide facilities like provident fund, Insurance etc. They demanded to provide a sustainable work environment for contractual employees of the Public Health Engineering Department, Assam.
It is to be noted that Public Health Engineering Department took an initiative to appoint BRCC and CRCC in the state to look after works of Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan. The eligibility criteria for both the posts were Graduation preferably with Mass Communication, Rural Development, and Social Science etc. All BRCC’s and CRCC’s were appointed on contractual basis. But highly qualified BRCC’s and CRCC’s have been getting very less salary due to negligence of the department. All Assam Water and Sanitation Workers Association have been demanding to fulfill their demands at various levels. Delegations of the Association met PHED Minister and Higher officials of the department many times. But no one has taken any step to fulfill their demands. Association has demanded to fulfill their demands before upcoming Loksabha election through a memorandum submitted to the Director, Water and Sanitation Support Organisation of Public Health Engineering Department. Otherwise the Association will start strong democratic movement with after Lok Sabha Election.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed the ongoing relief works for the flood affected areas on his Chirang district visit on Friday.
Taking serious note of the prevailing flood situation, CM Sonowal asked the district administrations to visit areas to ensure proper relief operations and assess the flood damages. He also asked to evaluate the post- flood scenario and instil confidence on flood marooned people. Further, he asking them to keep constant touch with the local MLAs so as to jointly expedite the relief works without leaving no stone unturned in order to mitigate the problem. After the meeting, he visited erosion site of Aie river at Choto Nilibari.
CM also visited relief camps at Subhaijhar High School and Community hall and had interaction with the camp inmates. During that time BTC Chief Hagrama Mohilary met him and discussed on various flood related issues of the BTC area. CM Sonowal ordered the district administration to take immediate steps for giving ex- gratia to the next kins of Jagesh Ray and Naba Ray of Dababil village who lost their lives due to floodm besides asked to assess the lost of properties of people properly and provide lands to those people who lost everything during flood. In view of taking permanent anti flood measures he also asked both the district administrations to study and identify the vulnerable points of river Aie and its tributaries with the help of technical experts of the Water Resources department.