Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC)

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  • March 21, 2020
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Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II- Federalism

  • In News: Assam State Election Commissioner has deferred the elections to the 40-seat BTC in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

About BTC

  • BTC is an autonomous district council under the provisions of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution
  • It was formed as a result of the second Bodo accord, 2003 
  • The area under the BTC jurisdiction is now officially called the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) comprising of 3,082 villages in four districts— Kokrajhar, Chirang, Udalguri and Baska.

Prelims Value Addition

  • The Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India (Articles 244(2) and 275(1)) provides for decentralized self-governance and dispute resolution through local customary laws in parts of the North East which are mainly tribal areas.
  • It contains provisions as to the Administration of Tribal Areas in the States of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram
  • Governor is the constitutional head of areas under the Sixth Schedule.

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