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Bodoland (BTR) and Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC)

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The Assam government created the Welfare of Bodoland Department for dealing with issues related to four districts under the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR).

The Cabinet also decided to set up the Bodoland Administrative Staff College in Kokrajhar, the headquarters of BTR.


The Bodos are the largest plains-dwelling ethnic community in the northeast, they speak Tibeto-Burman languages and found in the northeastern Indian states of Assam and Meghalaya and in Bangladesh.

Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) or Bodoland

Bodoland, officially the Bodoland Territorial Region, is an autonomous region in Assam, Northeast India. It is made up of four districts on the north bank of the Brahmaputra river below the foothills of Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh.

Following an agreement in 1993, Bodoland became an autonomous administrative unit constituted under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India administered by the Bodoland Autonomous Council.

Following a further peace agreement, the Bodoland Territorial Council, an elected body was formed in 2003.

A new peace agreement was signed in 2020 and a Bodoland Territorial Region was formed with enhanced executive and legislative powers.

Under the terms of 2020 peace agreement, new districts will be created with the existing four districts reorganised into seven districts. The area of the region will be enlarged and will also include two new districts created from areas currently outside the region.

The total number of districts within the Bodoland region will therefore be nine.

Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC)

Bodoland is administered by an elected body known as the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) which was established on February 2003.

The BTC has 46 members (30 seats reserved for scheduled Tribes, 5 seats for non-scheduled tribes and 5 open seats) and 6 seats of which are nominated by Governor of Assam from unrepresented communities.

The council appoints a cabinet of 14 executive members each looking after a specific area of control.

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