By Our Kokrajhar Web Desk
Kokrajhar (Assam) ,Jan 8: BTC chief executive member(CEM) Pramod Boro tabled Rs .1741.69 crores budget in BTC Legislative Assembly for 2020-21 financial year in the Budget session of Bodoland Territorial Council Legislative Assembly today held at BTCLA assembly hall here today .
The session was chaired by Katiram Boro,speaker of BTCLA. The session saw the absence of the entire opposition members as BPF decided not to participate in the Budget session.
BPF which has 16 members in the BTC Legislative Assembly has termed that Pramod Boro led UPPL-BJP-GSP combined coalition government is invalid and is not not to be acceptable.
However , CEM Pramod Boro, who is also in- charge of finance placed the BTC Budget amounting of INR 1741.69 crores for 2020-21 in the house.
Some of key points of the budget includes good governance for healthy welfare and development services in BTC region.
Boro while addressing media later informed that the birth anniversary of Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma,former ABSU president would be observed every year on 31st March with a four- day programme.
He said that a permanent Secretary would be appointed in VCDC level to meet rural body governance shortly and Arundoy Scheme of Government of Assam would be implemented in a proper manner in entire BTC.
Boro said the clauses of the BTR accord would be implemented in a proper manner in days to come. He said the government is committed to work for the welfare and development of the common masses.
He informed that a three- member committee has been constituted to implement the rehabilitation and case disposal of NDFB leaders and cadres. The members of the committee are BTC deputy CEM Gabinda Chandra Basumatary, BTC executive member Ranjit Basumatary and ABSU president Dipen Boro.
He also said that Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has announced to set up three courts for disposal of cases of the NDFB leader and cadres.
Deputy CEM , G . Basumatary informed the house that ex gratia Rs. 5 lakh each to the martyrs family members of the NDFB as well common citizens who lost their lives during the unrest would paid shortly .
” Cadres of the NDFB belonging to all factions would be rehabilitated and efforts would be made to enroll them in Assam Police as well other defence agencies in the days to come”,Basumatary said.
BTC executive member for Forest department Ranjit Basumatary informed the house that there are 25 ex- NDFB leaders and cadres are still lodged at various jails in neighboring Bhutan and requested the house to make communication with Union Home Minister for their early release.
Pramod Boro assured that the issue would be taken up with Union Home Minister who is paying a visit to Kokrajhar on Jan 24 next .
He informed that the house has resolved to enhance the strength of the executive members upto 17 including CEM from existing strength of 14 and accordingly the house passed the resolution.
Boro also voiced for carrying out investigation into alleged financial misappropriation at various departments during the previous regime in BTC.
He expressed his unhappiness over the absence of BPF MCLAs in the BTC session and termed the act as undemocratic and alleged that BPF was only interested in to be power and were not interested to sit in the opposition and serve the people .