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Assam Cabinet Meeting: 1 lakh job opportunities, new Police Commission & sports pension

GUWAHATI: The Assam Cabinet on Thursday has taken some major decisions regarding job opportunities for unemployed youth, police as well as administrative reformation and pension and jobs for sportspersons under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Here are some of the major takeaways from this week’s cabinet meeting:

The process to appoint 1,00,000 unemployed youth has started.

To strengthen the police force, the cabinet has approved the proposal for a Police Commission in the state led by Retired IAS officer Himanshu Shekhar Das and former Assam DGP PV Suman. Both of them are appointed as chief secretary of this new Police Commission Committee for a 3-month period to impose police functioning, better deployment, and enhance the security system.

The decision to appoint 15,000 vacant posts in the police force as well has also been taken which will start from September 1.

Five new police battalions are to be started in the state and 6,270 youths will be appointed there.

The cabinet has decided to merge the Printing & Stationery Department with Information & Public Relations Department and to re-name it as Information, Public Relation, Printing & Stationery Department.

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Likewise, for smooth functioning, Public Enterprise Department has been merged with Industry and Commerce Department, and Passport Department has merged with the Home Department as well.

In another decision by the cabinet, sports pension has been increased to Rs. 10,000 from the previous Rs. 8,000.

In addition, apart from the previous beneficiaries, the cabinet has decided to provide sports pensions to the player who had secured medals in National Games and Commonwealth Games.

Players who managed to secure medals in Olympics, Commonwealth, and Asian Games will be provided with Grade-I jobs.

Players who had won medals at recognized World Championships will get Grade-II jobs and National Games medal holders will get Grade-III jobs.

P.L. Raju, retired Director of Northeast Space Application Centre, has been appointed as Special Secretary and Director of Regional Space Application Centre.

It was also decided to waive the premiums of non-profitable organization Sankardev Nethralaya which they were supposed to pay to the Government for the land allocated to them.

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