The duty allowances of Assam Police home guards have been increased from Rs 300 to Rs 767, which is welcome news and fulfills a long-pending demand.
The Assam government made this decision during a cabinet meeting on Wednesday. As a result, the monthly wage of Assam’s 24,000 home guards has been raised to Rs 23,310.
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote “A key arm of
, Home Guards play a crucial role in maintaining law & order. Fulfilling the long-standing demand of around 24,000 Home Guards, we’ve approved enhancement of their daily wage to ₹767 from existing ₹300, thus increasing their monthly wages to ₹23,010.”
A key arm of @assampolice, Home Guards play a crucial role in maintaining law & order.
Fulfilling the long-standing demand of around 24,000 Home Guards, we’ve approved enhancement of their daily wage to ₹767 from existing ₹300, thus increasing their monthly wages to ₹23,010. pic.twitter.com/x6Tprlqvea
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) October 19, 2022
It should be noted that the Gauhati High Court issued directives to the state government in August of this year to increase the remuneration of state home guards.
The high court gave the state 30 days to implement the order.
Home guards had been requesting a raise in their pay for a long time.
On the other hand, The Assam government has decided to give scooters to 20,748 female students who received first division and 6,052 male students who received 75 percent or higher in the Higher Secondary Examinations 2022.
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The scheme’s total cost is estimated to be Rs 258.9 crores.
Assam cabinet minister Jayanta Mallabaruah made the announcement during a press conference following the weekly cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, The monthly remuneration of assistant professors working in provincialized colleges on fixed pay has been increased to Rs 55,000 fixed pay. Caste certificates, similar to those issued to scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, other backward classes, and MOBCs under Mission Bhumiputra, will be issued online to eligible individuals to assist them in accessing state government economic, educational, and employment benefits.