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Chief Minister HBS Holds Second Cabinet Meeting – Key Highlights

Assam cabinet meeting

The second cabinet meeting of the newly formed government led by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was held on Wednesday at Janata Bhawan.

The key highlights of the Cabinet Meeting are:
1. To avert the Oxygen crisis in the State following decisions were taken –
• If any new Oxygen plant is set up, State Government would provide a 100 percent free power supply.
• For reviving closed Oxygen plants, 100 percent free power would be provided.
• In case of expansion of the existing plant, the new unit would be given free power.
• All existing Oxygen plants would be given 20 percent free power.

All these decisions would come into effect from 1st January 2021 but financial implications would be from 1st April 2021.
2. The Cabinet decided that CEM BTR, CEM Karbi Anglong & CEM Dima Hasao will be accorded Cabinet Status.
3. The nomenclature of I/C minister would be changed to Guardian Minister who would take responsibility for their respective districts.

4. Cabinet decided to appoint Debojit Saikia as the new Advocate General of Assam.

Also Read: Covid 19 Second Wave and Acute Shortage of Oxygen in India 

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