Assam: Special Leaves for Govt Employees to meet parents, In-laws in February 2023


The Assam Government has decided to provide Special Casual Leave to State Government employees to spend time with their living parents/parents-in-law.

The employees will get the Special Casual Leave on 9, 10 and 11 February 2023 followed by a holiday on 12 February (Sunday).

The decision was taken during a Cabinet Meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday (August 30).

The Assam government will also hold a three-day ‘Chintan Shivir’ from September 24-26 under the chairmanship of Chief Minister – Himanta Biswa Sarma; to deliberate on various pending issues and chalk out a future strategy to tackle such challenges.

This meeting will be participated by the cabinet ministers and senior-most Secretaries of around 57 departments. The concerned decision has been undertaken during a cabinet meeting, convened by Assam Chief Minister – Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday.

It has also approved the ‘Assam Appropriation Acts (Repeal) Bill 2o22’ to repeal 289 obsolete Appropriation Acts. This has been done as Appropriation Acts have become redundant after the expiry of their validity period.

In order to streamline the functioning of the Government, the Assam Contingency Funds Act (Repeal) Bill 2022 approved to the repeal of 13 obsolete ‘Assam Contingency Fund (Augmentation of Corpus) Acts enacted during 1953-2019.

The cabinet has also approved the construction of workshops and technical laboratories to be taken at 39 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in 27 districts and 22 Polytechnic Institutes in 19 districts for Rs 307.22 crore.

It will provide opportunities to 20,000 students every year to learn new technologies and prepare them to meet the demands of Industry 4.0. Besides, the Government Polytechnic Institutes and ITIs will be upgraded as ‘Centres of Excellence’.

“Nayanmoni Saikia, the gold medalist in Lawn Bowls (Team Event) at recently-held Birmingham Commonwealth Games, to be appointed as Deputy Superintendent of Police in Assam Police under provisions of Integrated Sports Policy of Assam, 2017-2018 (as amended),” – informed a cabinet communique.