Assam CM: We’ve given 88,080 govt jobs in last two and half years
Guwahati, 8th December: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said that his government has successfully provided a total of 88,080 regular jobs to the youth of the state over the last two and a half years since assuming power. The announcement came during a program at Guwahati’s Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra, where new hires in the Public Works Department (PWD) and Public & Rural Development (P&RD) departments received their appointment letters.
In particular, 240 engineers received appointment letters in the Public Works Department, while 599 candidates were appointed under the Assam State Rural Livelihood scheme within the Public & Rural Development Department. Emphasizing the commitment to annual appointments, CM Sarma highlighted the ongoing efforts, including appointments in various departments such as the National Health Mission, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, and ASRLM.
The Chief Minister noted the success in appointing engineers consistently, with 256 appointments in the Public Works Department last year and an additional 240 engineers appointed this year. This progress aligns with the government’s swift pace in fulfilling its promise to provide one lakh government jobs to the youth in the state, a key electoral pledge during CM Sarma’s 2022 election campaign.
In another significant move, CM Sarma announced a financial incentive of Rs 10,000 for approximately 40 lakh women in the state engaged in self-help groups, managing their own small enterprises and businesses. He expressed optimism about empowering these women financially, recognizing their understanding of banking concepts and financial inclusion, aiming to foster a new generation of entrepreneurs in Assam.