Finance and Social Welfare Minister of Assam, Ajanta Neog has recently made the announcement that the Finance Department has sanctioned a total of Rs 39.49 Crore to 108 boards of Assam Municipal Board’s employees.
Tweet by Ajanta Neog
In her tweet, Ajanta said, “Good news for the employees of Assam Municipality on the eve of Durga Puja. The Finance Dept has released a total of Rs. 39.49 crore for the employees of 108 municipal board across Assam”.
@CMOfficeAssam @mygovassam @AssamFinDept.
Salary cuts and COVID donation
When the first wave of the COVID pandemic hit India, multiple states throughout the country slashed salaries of government employees, Assam however did not cut monthly pays of its government employees.
Instead on the basis of several requests, the government had just cut a day’s salary from all the employees as a donation of COVID-19 relief fund. The estimated donation was around Rs. 60 Crore.
Durga Puja 2021 Protocols in Assam
The much awaited Durga Puja will be celebrated this time with some restrictions and protocols just like the previous year. Committees will have to take Deputy Commissioner’s permission to organize Puja. All the committee members will have to submit at least one dose of vaccination certificate and no cultural programmes will be allowed.