Assam cabinet has approved a cash benefit of Rs. 700 through DBT to pregnant women to cover transportation costs from public health facilities to home under Janani Sishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) after getting discharged from the hospital.
Assam Cabinet Decisions:
1. Targeted beneficiaries to include all pregnant women who avail of institutional delivery at public health facilities
2. In addition to benefits under the Janani Suraksha Yojana, beneficiaries are to receive 2,100 (for rural areas) and 1,700 (for urban areas) at the time of leaving the hospital as additional financial relief.
Also Read: Assam Cabinet approves bill to create Safai Karamchari Commission
Following the meeting, Assam CM Sarma told the media, “The government will provide jobs to the family members of police personnel killed in the line of duty since 1985.” It will benefit over 400 martyr families.”
In terms of development initiatives, CM Sarma stated, “A total of 162 new police stations will be built across Assam at a cost of Rs 523 crores.” Palasbari will get a cutting-edge police station. “Police personnel will have quarters on the upper floor of the police station.”
At our weekly #AssamCabinet, took a host of crucial decisions pertaining to providing financial benefit to pregnant women, monitoring drug prices, protecting Safai Karmacharis’ rights, filling up vacancies in Forest Dept, renaming of Police Academy after Lachit Barphukan, etc. pic.twitter.com/qRe2fa4pvm
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) December 7, 2022
“The Chairman and members of the APSC will benefit from the 7th Pay Commission.” “The state cabinet has decided to reserve 2% of Grade I and II posts for ex-army personnel,” he said.
He stated that the Assam Power Distribution Corporation Ltd (APDCL) and ONGC will establish a 250 MW solar power project in collaboration, for which the state cabinet has approved Rs 285 crore to APDCL.
“An additional 40 lakh people in the state will receive ration cards.” The 3rd Assam Forest Battalion will be established in Lakhimpur, with 1100 new positions created. The forest department will fill 1700 vacant positions. Before December 30, the education department will advertise for 6,000-7,000 regular and contractual positions – 530 contractual positions in the education department. “We have already given appointment letters to 40,000 people, and results for another 30,000 positions will be declared, and we will advertise for another 30,000 positions,” said CM.