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Assam Cabinet: Cow protection bill, State University, 180 bighas land for Dhalpur Shiv temple, renaming of Gaoburhas few major decisions

GUWAHATI: The Assam Cabinet has decided to rename Gaoburhas (head of the village) as Gaon Pradhans from now on as well as to allocate 180 bighas of land to Dhalpur Shiv Temple in Darrang district and also to approve the cow protection bill.

“Gao Pradhan is a very respected position and we might find it a little uneasy to address a 25-year-old with that. Hence we have marked 30 years as the minimum age for the Gao Pradhan position and 65 would be the maximum age of a person,” said state Information and Public Relation minister Pijush Hazarika addressing a press conference here.

Hazarika also informed that bonafide citizens, not habitual encroachers, fell victim to natural calamities and residing in government lands, which are eligible for allotment, will receive government assistance.

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“Cabinet has a plan to allocate 180 bighas of land to the Dhalpur Shiv Temple in view of its preservation and turning it into a tourist spot,” added Hazarika.

The cabinet has also decided to start online registration at employment exchange instead of the current manual process which is very time-consuming.

A new state university – Sri Sri Aniruddha Dev Sports University – will be presented in this assembly as well, informed Pijush Hazarika.

Pension and Public Grievances Department has been merged with Administrative Reforms and Training Department for smooth operation.

Apart from the sixth schedule areas, divisions of civil, mechanical and technical branches of the Irrigation Department will be constituency based.

Assam government to carry the expenses of those officers who have to visit other northeastern states for cases related to the border dispute.

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