Guwahati: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal urged the people of the state to stay away from all forms of corrupt practices and help the government in the anti-corruption campaign.
Referring to the recent incident of the leak of question paper of recruitment examination for Sub-Inspector in Assam Police, Sonowal assured that all culprits would be brought to book.
The CM said his government since the time of assuming office has unleashed an uncompromising and relentless fight against corruption. “Corruption was prevalent in Assam from earlier times and the present government through its anti-corruption campaign tried to weed out this menace from society,” Sonowal said.
He said that as a result of the state government’s anti-corruption drives, people’s confidence in the administrative machinery has increased significantly.
“The investigation to unearth the nexus that conspired to spoil the recruitment process is on and those who were involved would not be allowed to go unpunished,” he added during the ceremonial distribution of appointment letters to the newly recruited forest rangers and appointees on compassionate ground in the Department of Environment and Forest at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra here on Saturday.
Altogether 50 forest rangers and 34 compassionate ground appointees in grade III and IV posts were given appointment letters today.
Sonowal urged them to work for identifying the true potential and possibilities of the State. He asked them to work with sincerely to increase forest cover in the state and generate awareness among people living in the border areas of the forest reserves and sanctuaries besides preserving biodiversity.
He further said that as a result of the state government’s committed efforts, forest cover in the State increased by 222 sq. km as stated in the latest report of Forest Survey of India.
He also informed that the government in its bid to make Assam a pollution-free state planted 8 crore horticultural and medicinal plants in the last four years.