On January 12, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, handed over appointment letters to 218 assistant engineers in Panchayat & Rural Development Department (P&RD), 155 technical officers in Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) and 173 junior administrative assistants (JAAs) in General Administration Department at a programme held at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra.
Assam CM to the newly appointed employees:
Advising the new appointees to bring new work culture to government machinery, the Chief Minister said that government schemes have suffered in Assam due to disinclination for hard work. On many occasions in the past, funds received from the Central Government for implementation of development schemes were not utilized fully for the apathy of officials engaged in the works here, he said.
The Chief Minister further added that from next year, engineers will be recruited through one single exam once a year and they will be posted across various departments as per their preferences. As P&RD is a very crucial department that is responsible for implementing development schemes at the grassroots, newly appointed assistant engineers in the department would be required to dedicatedly engage themselves in the same, he added.