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Government Of Assam Hill Areas Office of the Development Commissioner for Hill Areas of Assam

Sixth Schedule

Karbi Anglong District:-

Karbi Anglong District Council was formed on 17th November, 1951 and the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (earlier known as Karbi Anglong District Council) was constituted on 23rd June, 1952 under Article 244(2) read with the Sixth Scheduled to the Constitution of India. Article 244(2) provides- “The provisions of the Sixth Schedule shall apply to the administration of the tribal areas in the State of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram”. The Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council covers the entire area of the Karbi Anglong district of Assam having an area of 10.434 Sq Km with a population of 9,65, 280 (as per 2011 Census). There is an Executive Committee headed by the Chief Executive Member (CEM) and 14 Executive Members (EMs) to exercise the functions of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council as per Constitutional provisions. The Council is constituted with 26 Nos. of elected Members and 4 nominated Members and is responsible for development of the areas as envisaged in the said provisions. The Chief Executive Member is elected by the Members of the Council and other Executive Members are nominated by the CEM and the Governor of Assam formally appoints both the Chief Executive Member and other Executive Members.

North Cachar Hills District:-

North Cachar Hills District Council in Assam was set up on 29th April 1952 under Article 244(2) read with the Sixth Scheduled to the Constitution of India. Article 244(2) provides- “The provisions of the Sixth Schedule shall apply to the administration of the tribal areas in the State of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram”. It was renamed as North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) on 13th September, 1995. The district was renamed as “Dima Hasao” on 30th March, 2010”. The Dima Hasao District has an area of 4,890 sq. Km which is 6.24 % of the total area of the State with a total population of 2,13,529 (as per 2011 Census). There is an Executive Committee headed by the Chief Executive Member and 14 Executive Members to exercise the functions of the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council as per Constitutional provisions. The Council is constituted with 28 Nos. of elected Members and 2 nominated Members and is responsible for development of the areas as envisaged in the said provisions. The Chief Executive Member is elected by the Members of the Council and other Executive Members are nominated by the Chief Executive Member and the Governor of Assam formally appoints both the CEM and other Executive Members.

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