26 - 09 - 2017

Jamatia Customary Law Bill laid in ADC session

AGARTALA, September,02, 2017 (TVN):Jamatia Customary  Law Bill 2017 was laid and accepted  in the one day session of TTAADC on Friday,  after a long pressure from  Jamatia sections.

It is alleged by MDC Joy Kishore Jamatia  that due to  pressure from minister Naresh Jamatia the  bill  was not being laid in the TTADC  session earleir.

At last on the second  half of the one day session the bill was unanimously accepted . Introducing the bill  CEM Radhacharan Debbarma comprising of  313 sections and 30 chapters  said  it’s a land mark in the history of ADC.  He added the bill can be revised on the basis of interest of the people under ADC area. 

 The salient features of the bill are -  For the under aged people consumption of alcohol is an offence, Marriage of girls before 18yrs and that of boys before 21yrs is  crime.  Debbarma  stated  that it will be a non political social organization that will help people to build a crime free social environment.      

 "We have attained independence 70yrs back but no meaningful steps has been taken to provide more power to the ADC constituted under sixth schedule of the constitution"  CEM said.

Lambasting the centre he  said " The  14th  Finance Commission has not giving fund to the village committees that resulted in the financial constraint at the village level.  In the previous Financial year, TTAADC received Rs 229  crores under MGNREGA, which proves it beneficial for the overall development activities in the rural area "  

Now with the passage of the time, the fund flow to almost zero level.  People are dismayed of getting jobs for the stringent rules imposed by the centre, CEM stated.                                                                  

The CEM also expressed concern over the suspension of the fund level to the ADC under special assistance by the Centre,he added "we have been receiving special attention from the centre for the overall development of the down trodden people of the indigenous culture and community.  But now the centre has put their steps back ward in helping the poor people"             Debbarma also urged the Centre to provide funds to gear up the MGNREGA works otherwise the poor unemployed people would suffer a lot         

Speaking in the session MDC of  BJP  Joy Kishore Jamatia said the bill  could have  come into force long back but due to the unwillingness of  of minister Naresh Jamatia, the delay continued.