Indian Union Cabinet approved constitutional amendment to increase powers of autonomous councils

By The Indian Express, 24 January
Guwahati: Members of different organizations and individuals raise slogans against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (photo credit: The Indian Express)
Guwahati: Members of different organizations and individuals raise slogans against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (photo credit: The Indian Express)
The Union Cabinet approved a constitutional amendment to increase the powers of the autonomous councils in the Sixth Schedule areas of the Northeast. The Finance Commission will be mandated to recommend devolution of financial resources to them. In an attempt to woo the tribal population in the Northeast ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the government Wednesday decided to grant more power and funds to 10 autonomous councils in the region. The Union Cabinet approved a constitutional amendment to increase the powers of the autonomous councils in the Sixth Schedule areas of the Northeast. The Finance Commission will be mandated to recommend devolution of financial resources to them, an official statement said.
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