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NORTHEAST INDIA | JAN 20, 2020:
A parliamentary panel is on a three-day visit to the northeastern states so to study the functioning of the 10 tribal autonomous district councils (TADC) in Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura.
Under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitutions, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram have three TADCs each, while Tripura has one.
The purpose of the panel's visit is to elaborate upon the Constitution (125th Amendment) Bill, 2019 to empower these TADCs.
The panel, led-by Congress Rajya Sabha member Anand Sharma, would also gather opinions of leaders of various parties, specially the tribal ones, elected representatives of the TADCs, officials and experts, said an official of the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC).
According to the official, the TADCs and the tribal parties have been demanding direct and more central funding and allocation of more departments for socio-economic development of tribals.