GUWAHATI, May 23: In a move to take stock of the functioning of Assam Survey and Settlement Training Centre and the available facilities the centre provides to its trainees, Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal today visited it at Dakhingaon in the city, a press release said.
The Chief Minister also held interaction with the ACS officers who are undergoing a three-and-a-half-month training at the centre. While taking stock of the modus operandi and other facilities of the centre, Sonowal exhorted the need of transforming the Centre as a premier training institute in the state for land and revenue related training. He also said that the government would take everything required for making the training centre a centre of excellence.
Interacting with the ACS officers, who are undergoing training at the Centre, Sonowal urged them to develop dedication, devotion and responsibility towards rendering their duties. He also asked them to raise their commitment to serve the people so that even the poorest of the poor and weakest gets service whenever he or she comes to any government office. Stating that there is an urgent need of standardizing land records in the State to ensure that people in the state do not face any encumbrances after buying a plot land, Sonowal appealed to the officers to take land-related cases assiduously for developing and maintaining a transparent legacy for dealing with land.
Responding to a request from one of the trainees for extending the course, Sonowal said that a 15-day refresher course will also be arranged for the ACS officers after the monsoon season.
Sonowal also took stock of the extension work of Assam Survey and Settlement Training Centre and asked Commissioner and Secretary Revenue and Disaster Magement Rajesh Prasad and Director of Land Records Manoj Kumar to prepare a blue print for infrastructure development work like constructing a guest house with all modern amenities, an auditorium with a capacity of at least 500 persons, a hostel, boundary walls and connecting the centre with seamless internet connectivity, among others. Principal of Assam Survey and Settlement Training Centre M Das th was also present at the meeting.