Assam Govt to Observe September 3 as Sports Day

Guwahati: The Assam government has announced key decisions taken in the weekly Assam Cabinet today regarding the reopening of educational institutions, assistance to be provided to sportspersons, the boosting of PWD Building assets, the speeding up of Jal Jeevan Mission work and employment.

Regarding the re-opening of educational institutions, the state government has announced that classes from Higher Secondary to Post Graduation level are to start from the first week of September 2021. Vaccination camps are to be organized at the offices of Block Elementary Education Officer, District Elementary Education Officer, Inspector of Schools, and all university campuses from August 27, 2021, up to September 5, 2021. SOP regarding the reopening of institutions will be announced on or before August 31.

The Assam government also announced the establishment of 8 building circles, 20 building divisions, 28 building sub-divisions, 4 electrical circles, 8 electrical divisions, and 17 electrical sub-division. 3150 new posts have been created in PWD (Bldg & NH) which includes 804 technical posts. All temporary and proposed 14 circles, 44 divisions, and 86 subdivisions are to be made permanent.

To facilitate smooth implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission, the Assam government has announced PHE divisions to be created in Majuli with headquarters at Kamlabari, Balaji with headquarters at Pathsala, and South Salmara Mankachar with headquarters at Hatsingimari. Nazira PHE division is to be shifted to Sonari and renamed as Charaideo Division. 93 new posts will be created for the new divisions.

The Deputy Commissioners of the state have been authorized to transfer Grade III and IV staff including junior engineers within the district in consultation with the Head of the Department concerned.

The Science and Technology department of the state has been renamed as Science, Technology, and Climate Change Department.

Hon’ble Ministers Shri Jagen Mohan and Shri UG Brahma have been deputed to monitor the flood situation in Bodoland Territorial Area Districts.

The Assam government has decided to observe September 3 as Sports Day on the occasion of the birthday of Arjun Bhogeswar Baruah.

The regular sports pension for sportspersons, organizers, and technical officials has been raised from Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 10,000.

A lifetime pension of Rs.10,000 per month will be provided to medal winners of national and international championships.

One-time assistance of Rs.50,000 will be provided to medal winners who are in employment.

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