GUWAHATI: There is cause for optimism among job aspirants of Assam, as Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has announced on Friday that advertisements will be issued by the third week of January, 2023 for recruitment to 10,000 new posts under the state government.
Talking to mediapersons after inspecting the Pandu-Kamakhya temple road, the Chief Minister said that there are 20,000 recruitments left to fulfil his government's commitment to appoint one lakh new employees in the state.
He said, "We were planning to advertise for recruitment to 10,000 posts in December itself, but after review I have found it will not be possible this month and will be done next month. We're planning to issue the advertisements between January 15 and January 20."
Sarma added, "After filling these posts, only 10,000 posts out of one lakh post will to be filled up. We are planning recruitment to posts under the Assam Forest Protection Battalion and few other departments in the ensuing process."
He added that the government is trying to achieve the target of one lakh recruitments within three-four months.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister presided a review meeting later in the evening to review issues pertaining to raising of the 3rd Assam Forest Protection Battalion (AFPB) and recruitment to the Assam Police. The Chief Minister directed the Home Department to take necessary steps for recruitment to the 3rd AFPB by December 31, besides expediting the recruitment process for 2,095 vacant posts.
It may be mentioned that creating one lakh new jobs was a pre-poll commitment of the BJP-led state government, which has been reiterated several times even after the allies' victory in the Assembly elections of 2021.
Earlier, referring to the road leading to the Kamakhya temple, the Chief Minister said that the road from Pandu to the shrine has a risk factor which needs corrective measures.
Sarma said, "After completion of the existing road, we found that the road is very high at two spots and flattened at another spot. Since it is located in hilly terrain with loose soil, landslides keep occurring now and then. Therefore, we asked IIT Guwahati to look at ways to resolve the problem. Today's inspection was carried out on the basis of suggestions received from IIT Guwahati."
He further said, "Two bridges need to be constructed on the road which will resolve two-thirds of the problem. Work has already started on one bridge. If another bridge can be constructed along the Brahmaputra, then the remaining one-third problem will also be resolved. We'll look into the cost factor etc."
The Chief Minister further informed that the government has plans to construct a corridor up to the Kamakhya temple in order to boost pilgrimage tourism.