GUWAHATI, Aug 20 - State Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today announced two welfare schemes for the family members of the government employees, including a proposed law on parental care.
In one of the decisions, the finance department will soon issue a notification wherein the family members of a government employee who dies in harness would be entitled to full pay till the deceased�s retirement age. This would include all kind of pay hikes and financial benefits. Once the new policy comes into force, the provision of appointment to family members on compassionate ground would cease to exist.
The finance department would soon place The Assam (Employees Parental Responsibility and Norms for Accountability and Monitoring) Bill, 2017, in the State Assembly, according to which every government employee would have to share 10 to 15 per cent of his salary with his parents and physically challenged siblings, if it is found that the government employee concerned is overlooking their care and protection needs.