In a first, Assam cabinet passes resolution to increase reservation for specially able candidates in govt jobs
Guwahati: For the first time, the Assam cabinet has decided to pass a resolution to increase the reservation for specially able candidates in government jobs from 3% to 4%.
The development was announced by state minister Keshab Mahanta following a cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in Guwahati’s Janata Bhawan on Thursday.
Minister Keshab Mahanta also informed that from now onwards, police verification would not be required for those selected for appointments in government jobs.
“They would have to provide self-declaration which would be uploaded on a portal. If self-declarations are disputed with facts, appropriate steps would be taken against the candidate,” said the minister.
Minister Mahanta also informed that for government construction works, the royalty payable to Forest Department for using construction materials like sand, stones etc would now be deducted from the contractors’ bill and submitted in treasury. For private construction in urban areas, the fixed royalty can be paid in four instalments at the treasury, the minister said.
Also, Degree, diploma issued by government approved distance learning institutes would now be considered at par with on-campus courses for government jobs.
Furthermore, the cabinet has decided to constitute Assam State Organic Mission Agency (ASOMA). Mission Organic Value Chain Development, Assam and National Beekeeping & Honey Mission (NBHM), Assam would work under ASOMA.