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Assam Govt To Increase Reservation Tenure for Women in Municipal Corporation

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma has announced to amend the Assam Municipal Act, 1956 and the Guwahati Municipal Corporation Act, 1969.

Assam Govt To Increase Reservation Tenure for Women in Municipal Corporation

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Dec 2021 7:45 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: The Assam government has decided to increase the tenure of women working in municipal corporations by ten years to improve their representation in civic bodies.

The development was confirmed on Friday, December 10, during a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. For this purpose, the CM has announced to amend the Assam Municipal Act, 1956 and the Guwahati Municipal Corporation Act, 1969.

In the meeting, it was also decided that the Assam Jail Service Rules, 1986 would be amended to change the minimum educational qualification for the post of the female warden, under the Directorate of Prisons to High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC).

On the other hand, Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma today held a review of the progress of PM Street Vendors Atma Nirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme at Assam Administrative Staff College and asked the implementing authorities to expedite disbursal of the loan amount under the scheme to the beneficiaries.

It may be noted that PM SVANidhi, is a Special Micro-Credit Facility launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, for providing affordable loans to street vendors severely hit by COVID 19 lockdown to resume their livelihood.


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