Guwahati: Assam Government on Saturday announced the formation of a new branch for the upliftment and preservation of the indigenous and tribal groups of Assam.
As announced by Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, a new branch called Branch for Indigenous Faith and Culture (independent) will be formed in Assam.
Addressing the media on completion of two months in office, CM Sarma said, “This branch will specifically work for the preservation of the culture, language, tradition of the indigenous tribes and communities of Assam, like Bathou, Brahma, Donyi Polo, Tea tribes, Moran, Motok among others.
The chief minister also informed that state finance minister Ajanta Neog has been requested to allocate a substantial budget for setting up the new branch.
The new branch will transform functional after the state budget is announced next week, informed CM Sarma.
One of the vital other important decisions taken by the Assam cabinet are:
“From now onwards, projects worth Rs 2 Crore departmental committee headed by the departmental commissioner will be capable of lucid it. For project worth Rs 2 to Rs 5 Crore standing finance committee headed by chief secretary each Friday in a week will lucid it,” added CM Sarma.
CM Sarma further stated that special standing finance headed by the finance minister will be approving projects between Rs 5 crore to Rs 100 crore. This committee will meet each week on Thursday. Projects more than Rs 100 Crore branch will directly come to the cabinet for approval.
The chief minister said that this will cut delay and red-tapism. “This will intent dossier will take less time and we can ready to eliminate 24 desks,” he said.