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Jan 03, 2019
8:34AM

Cabinet clears setting up of committee to implement Clause 6 of Assam Accord

PTI
The Union Cabinet has approved the setting up of a high-level committee for implementation of clause 6 of the Assam Accord and measures envisaged in the Memorandum of Settlement, 2003 and other issues related to Bodo community. 

Briefing media in New Delhi on Wednesday evening, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said,  the committee is expected to be set up in the next three days. 

Mr Singh said, the composition and terms of reference of the committee will be issued separately by his ministry. 

He also announced the establishment of a Bodo museum and modernization of All India Radio Station and Doordarshan Kendra in Kokrajhar. 

Cabinet has approved also restructuring of National Health Agency as National Health Authority for better implementation of Pradhan Mantri - Jan Arogya Yojana. 

Briefing reporters in New Delhi, Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, National Health Authority will be chaired by Union Health Minister to enable the decision making at a faster pace, required for smooth implementation of the scheme. 

He said, the National Health Authority should have full accountability, authority and mandate to implement Pradhan Mantri - Jan Arogya Yojana through an efficient, effective and transparent decision-making process.
 

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