GUWAHATI, Oct 9 - The State Cabinet today decided to allow e-auction for commercial use of granite, silica sand and china clay, while, the Water Resources Department has been asked to carry out pilot project to identify the new industries that can be set up by using the sand collected from dredging of the bed of the river Brahmaputra.
Official sources said that the Cabinet, which met this evening under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, decided to launch a special recruitment drive for the �divangyas� by the Assam Police Recruitment Board. The Cabinet decided that the ex servicemen, who were appointed before 2005 under the Prevention of Infiltration of Foreigners scheme and completed 10 years of service, would be given pension.
The Cabinet noted that the PWD is facing shortage of sand and stone for construction of roads and buildings and decided to make special provisions for dealing with the problem. The Cabinet also directed the Guwahati Development Department to prepare a special proposal of a waste to energy project by using the waste collected in Guwahati and neighbouring areas.
Meanwhile, the Government also took a decision to increase the dearness allowance of the State Government employees by two per cent with effect from July this year, sources said.