Guwahati: Various noteworthy decisions were taken during the cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today as well as briefed the media persons on the same.
The meeting began with the cabinet expressing deep condolence on the unfortunate death of Nandita Saikia, a student of Moridhal College of Dhemaji district.
It is notable that the Special DGP has already been directed to investigate the case in a speedy manner so that exemplary punishment can be ensured against the culprit.
The cabinet took the following key decisions today:-
The cabinet decided to start classes for HS final, Degree final, and PG final year from 1st week of September 2021. In view of this, vaccination camp for COVID-19 will be held at the offices of Block Elementary Education Officer, District Elementary Education Officer, Inspector of Schools, and all University campus from tomorrow up to September 5 for vaccination of teachers, non-teaching staff, and students above 18 years.
For attending classes, 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be mandatory. However, to open hostels, borders will be required to take both doses of the vaccine.
SoP on the opening of educational institutions and related matters will be issued on or before 31st August.
Public Health Engineering Department:-
Cabinet decided to create 03 (Three) new divisions of Public Health Engineering Department at Majuli with HQ at Kamalabari, South Salmara-Mankachar with HQ at Hatsingimari, and Bajali with HQ at Pathsala along with the creation of 93 new posts for the new divisions.
The cabinet decided to celebrate the birthday of Arjun Bhogeswar Baruah as Sports Day on 3rd September every year.
The cabinet also decided to increase the amount of Sports pension from the existing Rs. 8,000/- to 10,000/-.
The cabinet has also fixed the one-time financial assistance to sportspersons at Rs. 50,000/-
The cabinet further decided that players who have won medals at national championships, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, and Olympics will be given a lifetime pension at Rs. 10,000/- per month.
Public Works Department:-
For smooth implementation of activities of the Public Works Department (Building), the cabinet approved the creation of 8 new circles, 20 new divisions, and 28 sub-divisions in the state. The cabinet also approved the creation of 804 technical posts for the department.
In the interest of public service and to rationalize staff for smooth implementation of government programs and activities, Deputy Commissioners are empowered to transfer staff of government departments within the jurisdiction of the district in consultation with the Head of the concerned department up to the rank of Junior Engineer.
Science & Technology Department is renamed as Science, Technology and Climate Change Department.
The cabinet reviewed the flood situation of BTAD and decided to depute Minister Jogen Mohan and UG Brahma to monitor the situation.