Several Key Decisions were taken by Assam Cabinet Today:
-Asom Ratna to be given to 1 person every year for making significant contribution to society
-Asom Bibhushan to be given to 3 people, Asom Bhushan to 5 people & Asom Shree to 10 people each year
-The awards will carry Rs 5 lakh, Rs 3 lakh, Rs 2 lakh & 1 lakh respectively.
-The awards will also include benefits like free medical treatment of critical illness, free stay at Asom Bhawans, free travel in ASTC buses etc.
-To commemorate litterateur Homen Borgohain, Literary Pension shall be conferred on his name, every year on his Jayanti (December 7).
-In the same way, Sports Pension to be conferred in the name of Arjun Bhogeswar Barua on his Jayanti (September 3)
-Artiste Award to be conferred on January 17 every year from now onwards.
-List of awardees will be announced 7 seven prior to the presentation ceremony.
-For smooth implementation of Batadrava Than Cultural & Tourism project, an additional land measuring 35 bigha 2 katha 2 lecha to be alloted to the management commitee.
-Cultural Affairs Minister Sri Bimal Borah to visit & review the status of the project every month.
-It was recommended to hold the first Budget Session of the present Assam Legislative Assembly From July 12.
-Photographs of Hon President, Hon Prime Minister and 1st Chief Minister of Assam Sri Gopinath Bordoloi to be displayed atv all govt offices of Assam
-In order to curtail the overloading of coal trucks passing through Assam, it was decided to check the weights of trucks at Digharkhal and Srirampur inter-state border gates.
This practice will continue on pilot basis till March 31.
-Under chairmanship of MLA Padma Hazarika a committee will be formed to utilize 77 bighas of govt land freed from encroachers at Gorukhuti, Sipajhar in Darrang for agri purposes.
MP Dilip Saikia, MLAs Mrinal Saikia, Dr Paramanand Rajbongshi will be part of the committee.