Guwahati: The Assam Government has decide to provide minority certificates to six communities in the state, said state Health Minister Keshab Mahanta on Sunday.
The decision was taken during a cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
According to Mahanta, these six minority communities are Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jain and Paris.
“Assam Cabinet has decided to provide minority certificates to the people of six religious minority communities – Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Parsis,” said Mahanta while interacting with media persons.
Apart from this, the state government has also announced ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to 288 seriously Injured persons and 57women victimised during Assam Agitation.
”Rs 6.9 c to be distributed among those injured and victimised during 1979-85,” Assam CM tweeted.
In addition to these, a payment of 21 lakh as compensation will given to each of the 1,263 garden families of Doloo TE (a total of 212.63 cr) as a goodwill gesture for their cooperation in the development work of Greenfield Airport at Silchar
The cabinet also decided to pay Rs 2142.50 cr against outstanding Provident Fund dues of Assam Tea Corporation Ltd (ATCL) workers.