Kokrajhar Varsity Bill to be tabled Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Jan 7 – The Government is planning to move a Bill during the current session of the State Assembly to upgrade the Kokrajhar campus of the Gauhati University into a full-fledged university. This was disclosed by the Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Bharat Chandra Narah in the State Assembly today. Narah said that views of different Government Departments including Planning and Development, Finance, Law etc have been sought in this regard and hoped that the Government would be able to move the Bill in the house on January 9.
Earlier, raising the issue during the Zero Hour, Kamal Singh Narzary (BPF) said that the Kokrajhar campus of the GU was established way back in 1997 but till date, it has not been upgraded to a full-fledged university. He said that last month, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi assured BTC chief Hagrama Mahilary that a Bill would be moved in the winter session of the House to upgrade the Kokrajhar campus of the GU into a full-fledged university and demanded that the Government should keep its promise.
Seismic survey: Prafulla Kumar Mahanta (AGP-P) today demanded that the Government should clarify its stand on the controversy regarding the seismic survey to be conducted by the Oil India Limited in the Dibru Saikhowa area. He pointed out that different organizations have already launched a movement against the move of the OIL.
The Parliamentary Affairs Minister said that the Government would lay a statement in the House in this regard during the current session of the House.
Noisy scenes: The State Assembly today witnessed noisy scenes with the opposition members alleging irregularities in the implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in the state. They alleged that the beneficiaries were not getting the wages on time and demanded that the daily wage should be increased immediately.
Minister in charge of Rural Development, Chandan Brahma, in reply, said that the Chief Minister had already assured to increase the daily wage to Rs 100 from Rs 77.