Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Guwahati Campus
‘Local Democracy in North East India’
Venue: Conference Hall, Bluemoon Hotel
Uzanbazar, Guwahati, Assam
29th – 30th January, 2016.
DAY – 1
Date: 29th January, 2016 : Time: 10.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.
Welcome Address: Prof. Virginius Xaxa, Deputy Director, TISS, Guwahati Campus
Chairperson: Dr. Unnikrishnan P. V., Professor and Domain Expert, TISS
Keynote Address: Shri A. K. Goyal, Additional Secretary
Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Govt. of India
Tea Break: 11.00 – 11.15 a.m.
Time: 11.20 a.m. – 01.20 p.m.
Session I: MIZORAM
Chairperson: Dr. V.Sawmveli, Asst. Professor, TISS, Guwahati Campus.
Mr. M.H. Tiabi, Executive Member (PWD, I & P etc.) Mara Autonomous District
Mr. Hmunhre, Former MDC & Vice Chairman Planning & Development, Lai Autonomous District Council
Mr. Kali Kumar Tongchangya, Chief Executive Member (CEM) of Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC)
Dr. Jangkhongam Doungel, Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Mizoram University
Dr. Joseph K. Lalfakzuala Assistant Professor, OKDISCD, Guwahati.
Lunch Break: 01.30 p.m. – 02.15 p.m.
Time: 02.20 p.m. – 03.45 p.m.
Session II: MEGHALAYA
Chairperson: Prof. Virginius Xaxa
Prof. L. S. Gassah, Dept. of Political Science, North-Eastern Hill University
Mr. John F. Kharshiing, Chief of Grand Council of Chiefs of Meghalaya
Dr. M.K. Shrivastava, Assistant Professor, NIRD-NERC, Guwahati
Tea Break 3.45 p.m. – 4.00p.m.
Time: 04.00 p.m. – 05.00 p.m.
Session III: NAGALAND
Chairperson: Prof. Virginus Xaxa
Mr. Amba Jamir, Policy Analyst, Development Advisor and Community Convener, Founder Secretary – Sustainable Development Forum, Nagaland
Mr. K. Nokmarenba, Assistant Professor, Fazl Ali College, Mokokchung, Nagaland
Date: 30 January 2016
Time: 10.00a.m.- 11. 30 a.m.
Session IV : MANIPUR
Chairperson: Dr. Jagannath Ambagudia, Associate Professor, TISS, Guwahati Campus
Prof. T.T. Haokip, Dept. of Political Science, North-Eastern Hill University
Mr. D Julius Riamei, Advocate practicing in the High Court of Manipur at Imphal and Supreme Court of India at New Delhi.
Dr. Thongkholal Haokip, Assistant Professor, Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Dr. Joseph Riamei, Assistant Professor, TISS, Guwahati Campus.
Tea Break: 11. 30 a.m. – 1 .20 a.m.
Time: 11.30a.m. – 1.15 p.m.
Session V: TRIPURA
Chairperson: Dr. R.K. Debbarma, Assistant Professor, TISS-Guwahati Campus.
Mr. Anthony Debbarma, Secretary BPHRO, Borok Peoples’ Human Rights Organisation
Mr. Hebal Kalai, Headmaster, Khumpui Academy H.S.School Khumulwng,TTAADC, West Tripura
Mr. Antiarbum Ranglong, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, MMD College, Sabroom, South Tripura
Ms. Theresa Darlong, Assistant Professor, Women’s College, Agartala
Lunch Break 1.30p.m- 2.15 p.m.
Time: 2.20 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Session VI: Assam
Chairperson: Dr. Sanjay Barbora, Associate Professor, TISS, Guwahati Campus.
Mr. Uttam Bathari, Dy. Director, ICHR, Guwahati, Assam
Mr. Dharam Singh Teron, former MLA, Assam
Dr. R.P Athparia, Senior Fellow, North East Social Research Centre, Guwahati
Mr. Raju Narzary, Social Activist, NERSWN, Kokrajhar
Mr. Angshuman Sarma, Researcher at North East Social Research Centre, Guwahati
Mr. Bhaskar Kumar Kakati, Ph.d Scholar, TISS-Guwahati Campus
Vote of thanks: Ms. Navaneeta Deori, Assistant Professor, TISS, Guwahati Campus
Tea Break 4.00 p.m. -4.10 p.m.