CM Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that, decisions including appointments in Panchayat and Rural Development Department, forensics, engagement of guest faculty in schools, has been approved.
According to report, the CM chaired a cabinet meeting in Guwahati where several decisions including welfare of Assam Agitation victims and families were also taken.
During the cabinet recruitment in 1,391 Grade-III and Grade-IV posts (1,004 Grade-III posts, 377 Grade-IV and 10 vacant posts of Driver) in the Panchayat and Rural Development Department were approved.
As per the official statement, “Guest faculty will also be engaged in Elementary and Secondary government, provincialized and other government institutional run schools. Service period of guest faculty will be for an academic year and guest faculty will be engaged by alumni associations, NGOs, etc,”
Further it also added, “Powers and functions of State Level Police Accountability Commission to be made consonance with the judgment of Supreme Court dated September 22, 2006, in Prakash Singh and Others vs Union of India and Others case. Assam Police Act, 2007 to be amended for the purpose,” reads the statement.
Further, various other decisions were also made during the cabinet meeting. Such as changing various ‘distasteful names’ of wards, villages, towns etc., based on proposals from the local people, etc.