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Old Parents Cannot Be Abandoned: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal

Old Parents Cannot Be Abandoned: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 Feb 2019 2:10 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: “We have ensured that no state government employee can ignore their old parents and unmarried divyang siblings. PRANAM bill is an effort from the state government to protect the old parents and divyang siblings in their times of need and give them financial security.” Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said while inaugurating The Assam Employees Parents Responsibility and Norms for Accountability and Monitoring (PRANAM) Commission at a programme organized by Finance Department at GMCH Auditorium in the city on Tuesday.

Speaking on the occasion Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that this bill would benefit 8 lakh parents of 4 lakh state government employees and government is making an endeavor through this bill to recognize the role of the parents in the success of their children. Parents are the reflection of God and the children must fulfill their duty by taking care of their needs in their old age, he said. Informing that employees of private organizations and central government working in the state would also be covered in the subsequent phases by this bill, he said that 16 lakh people have derived benefits from the old age pension scheme and another 7 lakh have been added in the beneficiary list.

According to a press release, the chief minister also handed over appointment letters to Chief Commissioner VB Pyarelal and Commissioners Dr Alaka Desai Sarma and Jugabala Buragohain of the newly constituted PRANAM commission. Several MLAs and dignitaries were also present in the programme.


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