Joint consultative committee to meet on offspring issue

Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Feb 18: A joint consultative committee is scheduled to meet on 19 February to discuss the issue relating to issuing of APST certificates and other benefits to offspring of APST mothers and non-APST fathers and suggest a policy framework in this regard for consideration by the government.
Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union general secretary Tobom Dai reminded the state government of its assurance to bring a law on the offspring issue in the upcoming budget session, scheduled to begin on 2 March.
“We hope that the committee does not adopt delay tactics in bringing in the law and immediately brings the offspring law in the budget session,” Dai said.
He said the union has submitted several representations to the state government, with the last one submitted on 16 December, 2019, and added that “the CM had assured that a law would be brought in the upcoming budget session.”
The state government had constituted the joint consultative committee on 13 January, with Women & Child Development Minister Alo Libang as its chairman. The AAPSU is a special invitee in the committee.