Guwahati, August 20: Decisions of the Cabinet Meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma today as briefed to the media at Assam Administrative Staff College here this afternoon.
➡️Every month one Cabinet meeting will be held at district headquarters. The first Cabinet meeting at district HQ will be held at Dhemaji in the month of September.
➡️Financial assistance under Orunodoi scheme to be enhanced from Rs. 830 to Rs. 1000. This will be effective from September 10.
➡️Geography and History to be introduced as compulsory subjects in the school curriculum.
➡️In a bid to contribute to the global campaign to reduce carbon emission, state government will procure 200 electric buses and 100 CNG buses. These buses will be pressed into service at Guwahati city.
➡️To provide financial relief to the Covid hit inter-district bus drivers and handymen, Government will provide one time grant of Rs. 10,000/- to them. A portal for the purpose will be opened where the drivers and handymen will have to apply to get the financial assistance.
A similar one time grant of Rs. 15,000/- will be provided to temple priests and naamghorias also.
➡️Government will start implementing the provisions of National Educational Policy in the state from April, 2022. Under this policy, all high schools will be upgraded to senior secondary school and junior colleges will have class IX and X in them.