BONGAIGAON, July 12 - �The six lakh employees in the State are an inseparable part of the Government and it is possible to build a work culture in the State only through these employees,� said the State Agriculture Minister, Chandra Mohan Patowary at the open session in the conference of the Sadou Asom Karmachari Parishad on Monday.
Representing Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal as the chief guest of the meeting, he said his Government had a burden of Rs 15,000 crore after assuming power in the State. But it is trying to repay the debt as soon as possible. Even amid this financial burden, development works in the State are continuing, he claimed.
The State Government employees would avail the benefits of the 7th Pay Commission by April 2017, he said and recalled the sacrifice of the employees during the Assam Agitation.
Dr Parmananda Rajbonshi, Secretary General of the Asam Sahitya Sabha, announced that those employees who use Assamese language fully in their official works would be eligible to get the �Ganga Govinda Award� named after Ganga Govinda Phukan, who had fought for the existence of the Assamese language way back in 1872. Dr. Rajbongshi also released the souvenir of the Parishad, Karmajyoti and two books of poem in the open session, which was chaired by Basab Kalita, the Parishad�s president.
On the other hand, Samujjal Bhattacharya, adviser of the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) in his address said that the Government should launch army operations against �Jehadis� to root them out completely from the State.
�No migrants, either Hindu or from any other community, from Bangladesh would be accepted in the State who had migrated to Assam after 1971�, Bhattacharya clarified.
He also urged the employees of the State, who are discharging their duties in NRC update process, not to leave any chance for the illegal migrants to exploit to include their names in the NRC.
The SAKP�s annual conference which began at the district library on July 9, ended on Monday after the open session.
Basab Chandra Kalita and Nagen Das were elected uncontested as the president and the secretary general of the Parishad again for the next term.
Phani Bhusan Choudhury, the local legislator, in his opening address said that without the support of the employees, the Government cannot run smoothly.