Ering calls for granting autonomy to TCL

NEW DELHI, Aug 6: Member of Parliament Ninong Ering spoke in favour of granting autonomous council status to Tirap, Changlang and Longding (TCL) districts, so that the region can see socioeconomic development.
Raising the long-delayed issue in Parliament during Zero Hour on Monday, the parliamentarian from Arunachal Pradesh said granting autonomous council status to the three districts under the 6th Schedule of the Constitution would result in better administration and bring the required autonomy and decentralization in decision-making processes.
“It will also take into consideration the needs of the tribal people from these three districts, and enable socioeconomic changes,” Ering said.
Ering also urged the Centre to ensure that the territorial integrity of Arunachal Pradesh would not be hit by the Naga pact, when the final peace accord is signed.
Stating that the content of the Naga Accord framework signed on 3 August, 2015, remains unknown, Ering urged the government to respect the territorial integrity of Arunachal Pradesh, and said any decision on the issue must be made with the consent of the state.
Ering also reiterated the appeal for inclusion of the Yobin, Nocte, Tutsa, Tangsa and Wanchoo tribes in the list of Scheduled Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh.