The Assam Cabinet approved a bill to establish a Safai Karamchari Commission on Wednesday, as well as decisions on providing financial benefits to pregnant women, monitoring drug prices, protecting Safai Karmacharis’ rights, and filling vacancies in the Forest Department.
For the first time in Assam’s history, the State Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, met at Guwahati’s historic Gandhi Mandap.
The Dergaon Police Academy was also renamed Lachit Barphukan Police Academy by the Assam Cabinet.
According to the Chief Minister, because the site is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, holding the meeting there provided us with the motivation we needed to carry out our constitutional obligations.
The Assam Chief Minister told a press conference following the state cabinet meeting that Guwahati Smart City Limited had installed a beautiful sound and light show at Gandhi Mandap, which had begun on October 2 this year.
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 Assam Chief Minister announced the cabinet decisions by saying that the state cabinet had previously decided to introduce Adarani Seva for pregnant women, but many people do not use Adarani Seva.
“Today, we decided to transfer Rs 700 to all pregnant women’s bank accounts, and approximately 5 lakh pregnant women in the state will benefit.” As the first installment of the annual budget, we have approved Rs 361 crore for BTC. “The state cabinet has approved the establishment of Safai Karmachari Aayog for the development of Safai workers,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
The Assam cabinet approved the recruitment of approximately 10,000 government employees on Wednesday, according to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
It also cleared a reservation in top government positions for retired officers of the armed forces in order to improve work culture, he said.