Guwahati: In a bid to finalize a future course of action, the Assam government will hold a three-day 'Chinta Shivir' next month for its ministers and senior officials.
The decision to hold the special session was taken during a meeting of the state cabinet on Tuesday evening, chaired by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
According to a cabinet communique shared by Assam on his official Twitter handle, the proposed 'Chintan Shivir', to be chaired by the Chief Minister, will be held on September 24-26 and it will be attended by all cabinet ministers and senior-most secretaries of around 57 government departments.
"It will deliberate on various pending issues and chalk out a future plan for tracking the issues," the note added.
Meanwhile, the cabinet also approved the construction of workshops and technical laboratories in 39 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in 27 districts and 22 polytechnics in 19 districts at an expenditure of Rs 307.22 crore.
''This will provide opportunities to 20,000 students every year to learn new technologies and prepare them to meet the demands of the industries,'' it added.
Besides this, the state government employees will get 'Special Casual Leave' on February 9-11 next year, followed by a Sunday on February 12.
"The employees can spend the time with their living parents/parents-in-law," the Cabinet noted.
The Cabinet also decided to appoint Nayanmoni Saikia, the gold medalist in Lawn Bowls at the recently held Commonwealth Games as Deputy Superintendent of Police.
The Cabinet decided to elevate the post of State Election Commissioner to the rank of a high court judge. A person holding this post will get all pay and parks that a high court judge gets.
It will also repeal 329 obsolete laws in the next Assembly session which are outdated laws.
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