Orunodoi: Himanta Biswa Sarma chairs meeting with Kamrup District Monitoring Committee


GUWAHATI: The Assam government has initiated the ambitious ‘Orunodoi’ scheme to provide monetary assistance to poor and needy across the state.

To discuss the implementation, Assam finance minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma chaired a meeting with the 3rd Kamrup District Level Monitoring Committee at Amingaon.

“Through #Orunodoi, we wish to provide monetary assistance to poor & needy across #Assam. Today, chaired a meeting with the 3rd Kamrup District Level Monitoring Committee at Amingaon to discuss its implementation in the dist. Advised officials to ensure vigilance at all steps,” Sarma tweeted after the meeting.

Under the scheme, over 19 lakh poor households will get Rs. 830 each per month.

The applicants should be a permanent and current resident of Assam to avail the benefits. The composite income of the applicant should be less than Rs. 2 lakh per annum.

On the other hand, priority will be given to those households which have widows, divorce or unmarried, separated female or any differently-able person.

“Priority will be given to poorer families whether they are covered under NFSA or not,” stated the order.

However, families without any female member will be automatically excluded from the scheme.

Families of former and current member members of parliament (MPs), members of legislative assembly (MLAs), current members of panchayat raj institutions and urban local bodies have been kept away from the scheme.

All regular serving or retired officers and employees of central, state government ministries, offices, departments and its field units central or state PSES and attached offices Autonomous Institutions under government as well as regular employees of the local bodies and PSUS will be excluded.

All regular serving employees of cooperatives societies registered under the Assam Co-operative Societies Act 2007 and partially fully funded by the Government of Assam or Government of India or any of its Ministries Departments / Offices will not be considered eligible for the scheme.

Doctors, engineers, lawyers, chartered accountants, architects and registered government contractors, income tax payers, farmer families which own more than 15 Bighas of agricultural land, families owning a tractor, families owning four wheeler or mechanised boat will be excluded from the scheme. However, having two wheeler is not an exclusion criterion.

Households owning a refrigerator or washing machine or air conditioner are also excluded.