January 22 declared dry day; ration cards for a section of government employees and pensioners
GUWAHATI: The State Cabinet took a slew of key decisions today, including one to benefit people within a certain slab of annual income.
The Cabinet today approved the Assam Food Security rules, paving the way for ration cards for a section of government employees and pensioners. The State Government has several categories of employees, like contractual, master roll, etc., with less than Rs 4 lakh in annual income. A section of retired government employees’ annual income is below Rs 4 lakh. With this approval, such employees and pensioners will be eligible for ration cards, besides the Rs 5 lakh health scheme, the Ayushman Card.
The Cabinet declared a dry day on January 22 in view of the consecration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
In line with the compensation norm in the case of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, the Cabinet today decided to pay compensation to any government employee dying on panchayat poll duty as well.
The Cabinet today decided to provide financial aid to aspiring women entrepreneurs under the Mukhya Mantrir Udyomita Abhiyan. The government will start receiving applications to this effect on January 16.
The Cabinet decided to continue the Pragyan Bharati scheme, which extends subsidies for students’ hostel mess dues, waivers of tuition and admission fees, etc.
The Cabinet today decided to name the recipients of the state government civilian awards—Asom Baibhab, Asom Gaurav, and Asom Saurav—on the day of Magh Bihu and give away the awards in February.
The Cabinet today finalized how the amrit sarovars of the state will be managed. The possessors of lands in such sarovars—schools, tea gardens, cooperative societies, religious institutions, forest villages, etc.—will manage them.
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