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Assam Cabinet Meeting on 5 July 2023| Key Decisions

Last updated on July 25th, 2023 at 12:24 pm

Assam Cabinet Meeting July 2023: The Assam Cabinet Meeting, under the leadership of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was held on July 5 and announced a series of key decisions.

Assam Cabinet Meeting 2023 | 5 July 2023 Key Decision

The Assam Cabinet Meeting decision today, held on July 5, 2023, under the leadership of Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, resulted in key decisions aimed at promoting inclusive development in the state. The Assam Cabinet Meeting minutes and Assam Cabinet decisions July 2023 were discussed during the meeting, and important resolutions were made for the progress of Assam in 2023.

Listed below are the key decisions of Assam Cabinet Meeting July 2023 that have been undertaken:

  1. Scooters for meritorious students
    • Scooter to be provided to girl students who secured 60% and above in recently concluded Higher Secondary exams. For boy students, the cut-off will be 75% and above.
  2. Extension of Orunodoi benefits
    • 7 lakh additional beneficiaries to be covered under Orunodoi scheme, who will be provided %1,250 per month from 10 September 2023
  3. National Games in Assam
    • Approval to a request to the Indian Olympic Association to allow Assam to host National Games in either the year 2025 or 2027
  4. Bicycles for Class IX students
    • 167 Crore approved for distribution of 3.78 lakh bicycles amongst the students of Class 9 studying in Govt and Provincialised schools
  5. Equitable representation of backward communities
    • Increase in reservation of seats for Other Backward Classes (OBCs)/More Other Backward Classes (MOBCs) in professional courses under Assam Agricultural University from 15% to 27%
    • Reservation of seats for OBC/MOBC communitieshas been done community wise, namely – Tea Tribe, Moran, Matak, Tai-Ahom, Chutia, and Koch Rajbongshi in view of the increase in reservation for OBCs/MOBCs in professional courses under AAU from academic session 2023-24
  6. Reservation
    • Tea Garden Labour Community- 8
    • Moran-3
    • Matak- 3
    • Koch Rajbongshi- 6
    • Tai Ahom- 4
    • Chutia- 4
  7. Reservation of seats
    • Reservation of seats for allocation to 6 communities, namely – Tai Ahom, Chutia, Moran, Matak, Koch Rajbongshi and Tea Tribes, within 27% OBC/MOBC reservation, in BSc/GNM/ANM training courses in 24 Govt GNM training schools, 18 ANM training schools and 3 BSc Nursing schools
  8. Allocated number seats
CommunityIn BSc Nursing schoolsIn ANM training schoolsIn GNM training schools
Tea Tribes 2 6 20
Koch Rajbongshi 1 4 14
Tai Ahom 1 3 11
Chutia 1 3 11
Moran 1 2 10
Matak 1 2 10
  1. Smoothening MSME Setup
    • Approval to the Assam Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (Facilitation of Establishment & Operation) Rules. 2023
    • The proposed Rules will exempt MSMEs from certain approvals and inspections, required for establishment and operation in the State for 3 years
    • Instead, an MSME in Assam can now start operation upon receipt of an ‘ Acknowledgement Certificate’ from the State nodal agency by submitting the ‘Declaration of intent’
  2. Expanding food security net
    • Approval to the draft of amended Assam Food Security Rules, 2022 under the National Food Security Act, 2013
    • The proposed amendment provides for enhancement of income criteria from the existing 2.5 lakh to 4 lakh to enable more deserving families to apply for new ration cards under NFSA.
  3. Streamlining management of SMCs
    • Approval for substitute School Management Committee (SMC) members as per RTE Act, 2009 of The Right to Children for Free and Compulsory Education Rule, 2011, as amended in 2017
    • Accordingly, following members will be inducted into the SMCS:
      • One member from among the teachers of the school
      • Two members are to be nominated by the Alumni Association of the school

Assam Cabinet Minister List

Here are the Assam Cabinet Minister List 2023:

  1. Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma
    • Chief Minister of Assam
  2. Shri Ranjit Kumar Dass
    • Panchayat & Rural Development, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, General Administration
  3. Shri Atul Boro
    • Agriculture & Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary, Border Area Protection & Development, Implementation of Assam Accord
  4. Shri Urkhao Gwra Brahma
    • Handloom & Textile, Soil Conservation, Welfare of Bodoland
  5. Shri Chandra Mohan Patowary
    • Environment & Forest, Act East Policy Affairs, Welfare of Minorities
  6. Shri Parimal Suklabaidya
    • Transport, Fisheries, Excise Department
  7. Shri Keshab Mahanta
    • Health & Family Welfare, Medical Education & Research, Science & Technology, Information Technology
  8. Dr. Ranoj Pegu
    • Education Minister, Tribal Welfare
  9. Shri Ashok Singhal
    • Housing & Urban Affairs, Irrigation Department
  10. Shri Jogen Mohan
    • Revenue & Disaster Management, Hills Area Development, Mines & Minerals
  11. Shri Sanjoy Kishan
    • Welfare of Tea Tribes, Labour Welfare
  12. Smt Ajanta Neog
    • Finance, Women & Child Development
  13. Shri Pijush Hazarika
    • Water Resources, Information & Public Relations, Parliamentary Affairs, Social Justice & Empowerment
  14. Shri Bimal Bora
    • Industries & Commerce and Public Enterprise, Cultural Affairs
  15. Shri Jayanta Mallabaruah
    • Public Health Engineering, Skill, Employment & Entrepreneurship, Tourism
  16. Smt. Nandita Gorlosa
    • Power, Sports & Youth Affairs, Cooperation, Indigenous & Tribal Faith and Culture

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1. What are the Key Decisions of Assam Cabinet Meeting made on July 5?

The Assam Cabinet meeting which was held under the leadership of CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on July 5, made several key decisions such as scooters for meritorious students, bicycles for class 9 students, etc.

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