Guwahati, July 19: The Assam cabinet approved Rs 839.95 crore for the formation of 5 new Commando Battalions, knowledgeable the officers on Monday.
The new Commando Battalions will be set up at Birsima in Hailakandi district, Doldoli in Karbi Anglong, Geleky Kamalabari in Sivasagar, Pabhoi in Biswanath district, and Ambikapur in Sadiya.
The battalions will be stationed in sensitive areas will boost Assam Police’s capabilities of dealing with crimes as well as play a crucial role in counter-insurgency operations.
The state cabinet meeting under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma decided that National Forensic Science University, Assam Campus will also be established.
At our #AssamCabinet today, we took several key decisions pertaining to creation of new battalions, developing new ropeways, setting up Assam Complex in Maharashtra, promoting forensic education, easing norms for EWS candidates, protection of tenure of ward commissioners, etc. pic.twitter.com/Nl6dUM4FYv
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) July 18, 2022
It also promotes cultural heritage the state cabinet has approved the acquisition of land for setting up Assam Complex at Tiware village in Raigarh district of Maharashtra where a Namghar, a museum, guest house, and conference hall to be constructed by Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra Society and will buy 4000 sq feet of land at Navi Mumbai also.
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National Forensic Science University, Assam Campus will be established. Health and Family Welfare Department to provide infrastructure at Guwahati Medical College and Hospital for opening a transit campus of the university till a permanent campus is established.
The state cabinet has approved the modified criteria of the Economic Weaker Section. Now the people who have below Rs 8 lakh income, 30 bigha Agriculture land in village areas, 2 bigha land in urban areas, 8640 sq feet in Municipality Corporation Board areas, and 2000 sq ft building will get the Economic Weaker Section certificate,
The state cabinet also approved the Revised State Action Plan on Climate Change 2021-2030 and Assam has now become the fourth state in the country to adopt the Climate Change plan.
The Assam cabinet has approved the Assam Aerial Ropeways Bill, 2022 to be tabled in the upcoming assembly session to authorize, facilitate and regulate the construction and working of aerial ropeways and to ensure legislative and administrative safeguards.
The state cabinet approved the appointment of 55 Assistant Engineers (Civil) under Regulation 3 (f) against vacant posts till the vacant posts get filled by APSC after proper advertisement and process.