GUWAHATI CITY

Sonowal distributes appointment letters

Reiterates State government’s commitment to weed out corruption

GUWAHATI, May 21: True to its commitment to weed out corruption and give merit a sole criterion for selecting candidates to government jobs, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today handed out appointment letters to 341 candidates for secretariat junior administrative assistants and computer operators at a simple programme held at Srimanta Sankardeva International Convention Centre here today.

It may be noted that 174 junior administrative assistants were selected after a rigorous selection process from 40 thousand applicants and 167 computer operators from 75 thousand applicants for the administration of Janata Bhawan.

Speaking on the occasion, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the transparent selection process adopted for appointing the junior administrative assistants and computer operators with merits as the sole selection criterion is the corner-stone of people’s democracy. The present dispensation in the state has been working resolutely to strengthen the tenets of people’s democracy, adding Sonowal said, “We are committed to work with honesty so that people at every level can have access to honest and just treatment of the government”.

Sonowal said that Dispur is the epicenter of all administrative exercises and the people from 33 districts come here to get their work done. However, a good treatment meted out to the people who come to Janta Bhawan from far flung areas, generates people’s faith in the administrative system. He at the same time urged the junior administrative assistants and computer operators who constitute an important segment of service delivery system to treat the visitors of Janata Bhawan humanely and transparently so that the grievance of all can be met. He also said that honesty, transparency, trustworthiness are the hallmark of the present dispensation in the state which were elusive from the previous government. The selection process of the junior administrative assistants and the computer operators and dependence on merits as the sole criterion for appointment bore the testimony of the present government’s honesty and transparency.

Terming that work culture is the king of all culture, Sonowal urged upon the new appointees to work diligently, redress the grievances of all and sundry and extend their cooperation for the government’s relentless pursuit of weeding out corruption from the system.

Chief Secretary TY Das who also spoke on the occasion congratulated the new appointees and asked them to work resolutely to make ‘work is worship’ their motto. Chief Minister’s Media Advisor Hrishikesh Goswami, Principal Secretary to Secretariat Administration Department Jishnu Baruah and several senior officers and dignitaries were present on the occasion.