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Assam government employees to serve in ‘difficult’ areas


GUWAHATI, July 13 (IANS) The Assam State Council of Ministers has decided that a civil servant in Assam irrespective of his service class, must work in ‘difficult’ areas (Durgam) of the state for at least three to five years in their entire period of service.

After the decision was taken in a meeting held on Wednesday evening, state education minister Ranoj Beju told reporters, “The ‘Durgam to Sugam’ scheme has been approved by the Cabinet. This scheme is for the development of areas with difficult terrains in the state. Government employees will be appointed for a period of three to five years. years in those years.”

And the state government believes that this will help in upgrading those areas, according to Bego.

According to Prime Minister Bhushan’s initiative, the Cabinet on Wednesday decided to provide three eggs per child per week during midday meals in schools in tea garden areas.

He said this will have a positive impact on increasing the attendance and retention of children in schools and reducing the dropout rate in the tea garden areas.

The Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, also decided to expand the existing 15 percent reservation to 27 percent for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and Minorities and Other Backward Classes (MOBCs) in higher education institutions.

According to the state health minister Keshab Mahanta, the cabinet has also decided to adopt the Assam Road Network Master Plan (RNMP), 2023 for long-term connectivity requirements.

Roads in the state will also be labeled and notified as state highways and major roads in the area.

The RNMP is designed to meet future travel demands over a period of 20 years by prioritizing 18,421 km of roads to build a high-standard road network, which consists of 5,120 km of state highways, 8,638 km of major provincial roads, and 4,673 km of highways. of national highways.

For periods of five years, 10 years, and 20 years, the routes will be divided into Priority 1, Priority 2, and Priority 3 lists.

– Jans


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