Assam Official Language Amendment Bill

The Assam Official Language Amendment Bill was approved by the Assam Cabinet. The amendment bill makes Bodo (in Devanagari script) an associate official language of the state. This comes 11 months after signing of the third Bodo peace accord between the Central government, Assam Government, four Bodo rebel groups and 2 Bodo organisations. This agreement’s provisions includes declaring Bodo as associate official language. This Bill is to be tabled in the next assembly session that is scheduled to be held in December 2020.