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The United Mikir and North Cachar Hills District come into existence on 17.11.1951. Before that the

The United Mikir and North Cachar Hills District come into existence on 17.11.1951. Before that the area formed parts of Nagaon District, Sivasagar District, United Khasi and Jaintia Hills District and Cachar District. The District was formed by combining partially excluded areas of Nagaon and erstwhile Sivasagar (Mikir Hills Tract), Block-I and Block-II of United Khasi and Jaintia Hills District and North Cachar Hills (excluded area) Sub-Division of Cachar District, on the recommendation of Commission appointed for the purpose vide Notification No.TAD/R/31/50, dtd. 03.10.1950. Historically this area was administered by British a bit differently, in the sense that Govt. of India Act, 1919 classified these areas as Backward tract and Govt. of India Act, 1935 classified them as excluded and partially excluded areas.After independence, Constitution of India also maintained the special status by way of provisions contained in Sixth Schedule. As per provisions of the Sixth Schedule, Karbi Anglong District Council was constituted on 23.06.1952 with its headquarter at Diphu which was formally inaugurated by Late Bishnuram Medhi, the then Chief Minister of Assam. Constitution of India vested upon the District Councils some Legislative, Executive and Judicial functions.With effect from 1st June, 1970, almost all the Development Departments of the Govt. of Assam functioning in the Karbi Anglong District have been placed under the Administrative control of the Karbi Anglong District Council. Functioning of sixth schedule however continued to be marred by District Council’s incompetence and state’s indifference etc. Accumulation of grievances and new aspiration of tribal youths to have economic power gave birth to various movements for implementation of Article 244(A) of the Constitution. As a result, an M.O.U. was reached between Govt. of Assam and movement leaders on 01.04.1995 and in pursuance of that M.O.U., Govt. of Assam vide its Notification No.HAD.57/95/63-64, dtd.29.06.1995 entrusted 30(thirty) more departments to Karbi Anglong District Council

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