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The Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) will receive direct funding from the Central government, which has been the desire of the people of Karbi Anglong.
It is one of the biggest achievements for the people of Karbi Anglong, Chief Executive Member (CEM), KAAC, Tuliram Ronghang told media persons on Wednesday.
Announcing the achievement, the CEM in a press conference held at his official chamber at KAAC Secretariat here, said, “Direct funding of KAAC has been the long-standing demand of the people of Karbi Anglong that all funds meant for KAAC should be directly remitted by the Union government to the Council to do away with the delay of fund release from the State government.”
He also said, “The matter could not be resolved at the time of signing of MoU between Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC) and Union government in 1995 and during the signing of a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) by the United Peoples Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) and Union government in 2011. Although the MoS provided for amendment of Article 280 to bring the KAAC under the purview of the Finance Commission of India, now with the relentless effort made by ‘Team Karbi Anglong’ under my leadership, the Union government has agreed to effect direct funding of all centrally sponsored schemes to KAAC.”
For this achievement the CEM congratulated the members of ‘Team Karbi Anglong’ and the people of Karbi Anglong.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)