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Assam government announces 4 new schemes

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Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday announced 4 new schemes for the benefit of the people.

Dr. Sarma launched an online registration portal for employment exchanges in Assam. Further, anyone who has an Aadhar card can now do the registration online. Notably, non-Aadhar job-seekers can get registration by physically visiting employment exchanges by Mar 31, 2022.

To register in Employment Exchange, job seekers will have to visit the official site –  employment.assam.gov.in

▶️CM’s COVID Relief Scheme for Drivers, Conductors, Handymen of Inter-Dist Buses

To provide relief to persons engaged in inter-dist bus services having faced difficulties in earning livelihood during a pandemic, launched the ‘Chief Minister’s Covid Relief Scheme for Drivers, Conductors & Handymen of inter-dist buses’.

An online portal has also been launched. A vehicle owner can register at www.comtransport.assam.gov.in and upload required details like address proof, ID, vehicle registration number, bank details, etc to avail of the benefits for drivers, conductors and handymen.

▶️E-Ticketing System for Majuli-Jorhat Ferry Services

The state government aims to develop waterways as engines of growth in Assam while ensuring safe & hassle-free travel for IWT passengers.

Assam CM launched an E-ticketing system for Majuli-Jorhat Ferry Services. Developed by AMTRON, the portal will be used for other major ferry routes in a phase-wise manner To book an E-Ticket for Majuli-Jorhat Ferry Services, one can register at www.asiwt.in and enter required personal details.

It is to be followed by entering source & the destination, selecting the ferry and making the payment. The generated E-Ticket can be downloaded.

▶️Distribution of Toolkits to Bamboo Artisans

To promote bamboo-based industries in Assam, launched a scheme for the distribution of toolkits to bamboo artisans of the state.

CM Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma distributed advanced toolkits to a few bamboo artisans to mark the start of this. The kits will be provided to 772 such artisans.

The skill department has been directed to develop a suitable job opportunities portal within six months. Similarly, the transport dept needs to initiate online services for renewal of driving license and issuance of duplicate driving license before upcoming Durga puja.

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