Assam Government Nods For Rs 190 Crores Power-Purchase Subsidy To Avoid Tariff Hike; Check-Out Key Cabinet Decisions

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The Assam cabinet has decided to provide relief to power consumers, with the Power Purchase Subsidy of Rs 190 crores to APDCL to avoid hike in retail tariff for FY 2022-23 and provide relief to household consumers.

It has also approved the construction of ’24 MW Karbi Langpi Middle II Hydro Power Project’ at a cost of Rs 300.7 crores, along with re-appropriation proposal required for its implementation.

This project estimated to be completed within 36 months from date of commencement. It will give a significant boost to power generation of Assam Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGCL), enabling it to meet the growing demand for power in the state.

The decision was undertaken during a cabinet meeting, convened by the Assam Chief Minister – Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday.

According to an official bulletin, the Assam cabinet has also approved the issue of notification into the matter of holding regular examinations for students of Classes V & VII at the end of every academic year, as well as in the manner and condition of holding back a child under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2019.

Meanwhile, the conditions for holding back a child are – There shall be an annual examination in Class V of LP and Class VII of UP School. If any child fails in the examination, he/she will be given additional instructions till special re-examination is held and the child shall not be expelled in any case. Re-examination shall be held within 2 months from date of declaration of annual examination results.

“If a child qualifies the re-examination, there shall be provision for his/her admission in the next upper class. In case, the school doesn’t have any upper class, it may make it mandatory for other schools where such a child shall be admitted,” – the bulletin further reads.

Besides, relief will be provided to ASEB pensioners – Non-AA financial sanction in respect of contribution towards ASEB Pension Fund amounting to Rs 285 crores to provide relief ASEB pensioners. The proposed scheme will benefit nearly 20,000 pensioners of ASEB/successor companies.

Furthermore, the cabinet has also approved the Assam Unified Building Byelaws 2022 for the Master Plan areas of Assam to upgrade existing building permit systems.

In order to honour the life & legacy of celebrated Goalparia folk singer and composer Padma Shri – Pratima Barua Pandey, 12 bigha, 3 katha & 18 lessa land at Matlabag to be acquired for developing a living museum out of Hawakhana for Rs 15 crores.

The project will help preserve the rich cultural heritage of Hawakhana, a game resort belonging to the erstwhile Gauripur Zamindari Estate and boost tourism.

The modifications in ‘Guwahati Master Plan 2025’ for Guwahati Metropolitan Area to accommodate provisions for implementation of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), identification of Transit Corridors, Transit Nodes and their respective influence areas.

“Readjustment of financial & administrative functions of overlapping schools between educational blocks/DIS in Barpeta, Baksa, Bajali, Nalbari, Kamrup (Metro), Kamrup, Nagaon, Morigaon, Sonitpur, Biswanath, Lakhimpur & Dhemaji districts. This will minimize administrative discrepancies in schools that are situated under the geographical area of a particular Education Block/DIS administered by another Block/DIS,” – added the bulletin.

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