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Assam cabinet to amend bill to enable inter-district transportation of cattle

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On Friday, the Assam Cabinet voted to amend a bill to enable livestock transportation from one district to another, albeit this will be prohibited in districts with international borders.

According to Irrigation and Urban Development Minister Ashok Singhal, it was determined at the meeting, which was led by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, that the Cattle Protection Bill, 2021, will be changed in the upcoming winter session of the legislature.

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Other decisions made by Assam Cabinet

The ministers also authorised recruitment for 1,391 Grade III and IV posts in the panchayat and rural development department, he said, adding that the joint director and deputy director positions would be renamed joint commissioner and assistant commissioner, respectively.

It was also agreed to hire guest faculty from alumni associations, NGOs, and other local organisations for a one-year service term in elementary and secondary government, provincialized, and other government institutions.

According to Health Minister Keshab Mahanta, the Cabinet also decided to establish four new forensic laboratories by April 22, 2022, and to make temporary appointments to 14 scientific officers and 11 junior scientific officers to fill vacant positions in the Directorate of Forensic Sciences.

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The Council of Ministers also determined that, instead of being valid for one year, retail permits will now be good for three years.

The Cabinet decided to raise the number of representatives from the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) in the trust established for the welfare of Assam agitation victims and their families from one to three.

The Cabinet also resolved to alter the Assam Police Act, 2007, to make amendments to the State Level Police Accountability Commission’s operations.

(Disclaimer: This report was created automatically from a syndicated feed; The North Eastern Chronicle may have changed the image and headline.)

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