Assam’s Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, revealed that an impressive 98 percent of decisions have been successfully implemented, during his address to the media at the 100th cabinet meeting in Guwahati. Out of a total of 1238 cabinet decisions made so far, a remarkable 1217 have been fully carried out.

In a bid to enhance support for widows, CM Sarma made a significant announcement regarding the National Widow Pension Scheme. The existing payout of 300 rupees is set to see a substantial increase, reaching 950 rupees. This revision seeks to provide a more robust pension framework for widows, amounting to a total of 1250 rupees under the updated scheme.

A pivotal moment in the press conference was the introduction of a fresh semiconductor policy for Assam. Acknowledging the growing significance of semiconductor technology across sectors, this policy’s primary objective is to nurture innovation and advancement in this critical domain.

Turning attention to urban security, Chief Minister Sarma unveiled a substantial allocation of 230 crore rupees dedicated to the installation of CCTV cameras in Guwahati.

To promote sanitation and hygiene, a novel initiative named ‘Modi Swacch Zila Puruskar’ was launched. Districts exhibiting exceptional cleanliness standards and serving as role models will be honored with a substantial prize of 100 crore rupees.

Highlighting the government’s commitment to efficient governance, CM Sarma announced the upcoming introduction of new rules for executive business in Assam.

The press conference also witnessed Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s announcement of the creation of four new districts: Hojai, Biswanath, Tamulpur, and Bajali. Effective from December 31st, this decision reflects a proactive approach to reshaping the regional landscape and catering to the evolving needs of the state.

In anticipation of the future, Chief Minister Sarma disclosed plans for advertising 22,000 government positions in Assam next month. This recruitment initiative aligns with the government’s annual commitment to generating 20,000 to 30,000 new employment opportunities across the state.

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