The Assam government will hold a three-day ‘Chintan Shivir’ next month for its ministers and senior officials to discuss various issues and finalise future course of action.
The decision to hold the special session was taken during a meeting of the state cabinet on Tuesday evening, chaired by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
In today’s #AssamCabinet, we took several decisions pertaining to repeal of over 300 obsolete Acts, countering encroachment in Bhoodan & Gramdan land, upgrading ITIs & polytechnics, holding Chintan Shivir, special CL for Govt employees, appointing Nayanmoni Saikia as DySP, etc. pic.twitter.com/cHUlRzk2e8
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 30, 2022
According to a cabinet communique shared by Mr Sarma on his official Twitter handle, the proposed ‘Chintan Shivir’, to be chaired by the Chief Minister, will be held on September 24-26 and it will be attended by all cabinet ministers and senior-most secretaries of around 57 government departments.
“It will deliberate on various pending issues and chalk out a future plan for tracking the issues,” the note added.
The cabinet also approved the construction of workshops and technical laboratories in 39 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in 27 districts and 22 polytechnic institutes in 19 districts at an expenditure of Rs 307.22 crore. This will provide opportunities to 20,000 students every year to learn new technologies and prepare them to meet the demands of the industries, it added.
Besides, the state government employees will get ‘Special Casual Leave’ on February 9-11 next year, followed by a Sunday on February 12. “The employees can spend the time with their living parents/parents-in-law,” the Cabinet noted.
Nayanmoni Saikia, the gold medalist in Lawn Bowls at the recently held Commonwealth Games, will be appointed as Deputy Superintendent of Police, it added.
The state government has decided to repeal a total of 316 obsolete and unused acts by introducing two sets of repeal bills during the forthcoming Autumn Session of the Assam Assembly, beginning from September 12.
The Cabinet also decided to amend the Assam Land and Revenue Regulation, 1886 to counter unabated encroachment on over 10,897 bighas (more than 3,602 acres) of ‘Bhoodan and Gramdan’ land across the state.
The Assam government will organise a two-day programme in New Delhi on November 23-24 to celebrate the 400th birth anniversary of Ahom general Lachit Borphukan.
Lachit Borphukan was a great army commander of the Ahom kingdom. He is known for his leadership in the 1671 ‘Battle of Saraighat’ that thwarted a drawn-out attempt by the mighty Mughal forces, led by Raja Ramsingh-I, to take back Assam.
The National Defence Academy has been awarding its best cadet with the Lachit Borphukan Gold Medal every year since 1999 and a statue of him was later established in the complex.
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)