Assam Cabinet takes several important decisions
Several key decisions were taken today during a meeting of the Assam Cabinet held at Gandhi Mandap in Guwahati on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
3% reservation in government jobs for children of tea workers and Adivasis; 5% reservation in medical college seats for government school students
GUWAHATI: Several key decisions were taken today during a meeting of the Assam Cabinet held at Gandhi Mandap in Guwahati on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
Some important decisions were taken for the development of the Adivasi community. There will be a 3% reservation in government jobs for children of Adivasi people belonging to the non-creamy layer. This reservation policy will come into immediate effect. In another significant move, the government has hiked the daily wages for tea garden workers by Rs 18 w.e.f October 1, 2023. Now the tea labourers of the Brahmaputra valley will earn Rs 252 as daily wage while those of the Barak Valley will get Rs 228.
Due to the delimitation process, the Bajali district had been merged with the Barpeta district. The Cabinet today decided to again declare Bajali as a district. The new Bajali district will constitute the area under the Bajali Legislative Assembly constituency. On October 11, the new Bajali district will be announced.
Five per cent of seats in medical colleges of the State will be reserved for students who study from Class VII to Class X in government schools affiliated to the Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA). The ban on 250-ml water bottles in the State will come into immediate effect.
The Cabinet also decided to reserve one post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and one post of magistrate for the Moran and Mottock communities. The government is also willing to reserve government jobs for the two communities if they want.
Girls who score 60% and above marks in the Higher Secondary final exam and boys who score 75% and above marks will get scooties. The scooties will be distributed by the end of this year. The Cabinet decided that universities like Rabindranath Tagore University and Madhabdev University would be able to give affiliations to colleges.
The Cabinet also passed an ordinance on the action to be taken against those who are accused of leaking question papers and students who are caught cheating during exams. It was also decided that the gifts received by the Chief Minister and ministers will be considered as government assets.
The Cabinet also decided who will bear the travelling and other expenses of ministers when they attend cabinet meetings which are held outside Guwahati.