Assam : Union Government to fund KAAC

Central government will be directly funding the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC).
Tuliram Ronghang, Chief Executive Member (CEM), KAAC, spoke to media persons on Wednesday stating that it is a biggest accomplishment for the people of Karbi Anglong .
“Direct funding of KAAC has been the long-standing demand of the people of Karbi Anglong that all funds meant for KAAC should be directly remitted by the Union government to the Council to do away with the delay of fund release from the State government”, said CEM during a press conference in his chamber at KAAC Secretariat.
He also stated, “The matter could not be resolved at the time of signing of MoU between Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC) and Union government in 1995 and during the signing of a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) by the United Peoples Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) and Union government in 2011. Although the MoS provided for amendment of Article 280 to bring the KAAC under the purview of the Finance Commission of India, now with the relentless effort made by ‘Team Karbi Anglong’ under my leadership, the Union government has agreed to effect direct funding of all centrally sponsored schemes to KAAC.”
For this achievement the CEM congratulated
The people of Karbi Anglong and the members of ‘Team Karbi Anglong’ were congratulated for the accomplishment by the CEM.