CM Dr. Sarma Attends 38th Annual General Meeting of All Assam Karmachari Parishad
Karmachari Parishad Working Relentlessly to Further Interests of Employees of Govt of Assam, State’s Social Life: CM Dr. Sarma
Govt of Assam Committed towards Welfare of it Employees: CM Dr. Sarma
Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma attended as Chief Guest the 38th Annual General Meeting of the All Assam Karmachari Parishad held at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra on Saturday.
Speaking at the occasion, Chief Minister Dr. Sarma said the All Assam Karmachari Parishad, since its inception, has been working relentlessly for furthering the interests of the employees of the Government of Assam and that of the State’s social life. Chief minister Dr. Sarma stated that the All Assam Karmachari Parishad has always been standing behind the Assamese community during difficult times such as the Asom Andolan (Assam Movement), adding that as many as 68 employees of Government of Assam had laid down their lives during that tumultuous period of the State’s history.
Chief Minister Dr. Sarma credited the employees of the Government of Assam for their sincere attempts at trying to resolve outstanding issues and demands through the medium of dialogue. He said during his tenure as the State’s Minister of State for Finance in 2003, he took many initiatives aimed at finding solutions to the problems of the government employees. Steps were taken to ensure employees received their salaries on time, despite the State finances not being in the best of its health during those years.
Chief Minister Dr. Sarma said the employees of Government of Assam receive the Dearness Allowance hike in line with their central government counterparts. States such as West Bengal and many other States in Northeast do not pay their employees DA in the range paid by the central government to its employees but Assam is an exception and can be termed the first State in the country for bringing in DA parity between its employees and those of the central government, he added.
Speaking about the commitments of the Government of Assam towards overall welfare of its employees, Chief Minister Dr. Sarma said schemes and policies such as Apun Ghar, Apun Bahan, etc. have been designed and formulated with that aim in mind. The Mukhya Mantri Lok Sewak ArogyaYojana, aimed at making reimbursement of medical expenses of government employees and their dependent family members, a much swifter process than it is at present, shall be launched on coming October 2, he added. He added that the 50% of the premium cost for the Mukhya Mantri Lok Sewak Yojana shall be borne by the Government of Assam.
Today’s event was also attended by Member of Parliament Pallab Lochan Das, Commissioner & Secretary of Medical Education & Research Dr. Sidharth Singh, All Assam Karmachari Parishad President Dipen Sarma, President of Asom Sahitya Sabha Dr. Suryakanta Hazarika, President of Reception Committee of All Assam Karmachari Parishad Bashab Kalita, along with a host of other dignitaries.