Bezbaruah Committee: To address concerns of Northeastern people
The Union Government set up a Bezbaruah panel to propose remedial measures to address concerns of people from the Northeast following outrage over the death in Delhi of a 19-year-old student from Arunachal Pradesh.
The Bezbaruah Committee:
- A six-member panel led by Former IAS officer M P Bezbaruah, who is also a member of North-Eastern Council.
- Members: Retired IAS officers H W T Syeim, Allen Temshi Jamir, Tape Bagra and P Bharat Singh and the Deputy Secretary in Ministry of Home Affairs S Saha as Member Secretary.
- The Chairman of the committee shall co-opt members, one each from the other Northeastern states like Tripura, Mizoram and Sikkim.
- Objective: The Panel will examine the causes behind attacks/violence and discrimination against people from the Northeast, suggest measures to be taken by the government to address these concerns besides suggesting legal remedies for the same. It will deliberate and find ways to stop such attacks on the people from Northeast.
The panel will submit a report within two months after examining the causes behind the attacks of discrimination against the people from Northeast.