GUWAHATI, June 2 - Governor PB Acharya, in his customary address to the members of the State Legislative Assembly, today said that security, good governance and development for all will be among the top priorities of the Government.
The Governor said, �We will do our best to give a clean, efficient and responsive administration, and will strive to ensure that our delivery system works with full accountability and complete transparency in all the areas of governance.
�My Government will strive to usher in lasting peace, security and development that will take Assam to newer heights of glory � that is building a Xuroxhito (secured) Axom, Bikoxito (developed) Axom and Xarbasreshtha (top) Axom, indeed,� he said.
Acharya said that the aim of the Government would be to achieve a balanced development of all parts of the State, including Brahmaputra Valley, Barak Valley, hill areas, plain areas, and protecting the legitimate interests of all sections of our composite society.
�All the initiatives of my Government will be geared towards bringing Assam to be one of the State on the top of the list in development,� he added.
On Assam Accord implementation, Acharya said that the Government is fully committed to implementing the Assam Accord in letter and spirit for which steps like sealing of the Indo-Bangla border within a definite time-frame and putting identifying markers on the boats plying in border areas may be required.
�My Government is fully committed to timely updating of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) by scrutinizing the citizenship of all suspected residents. Also, it will take up the matter with the authorities concerned for leveraging biometrics and other IT tools to assist in the electoral roll revisions,� Acharya said.
He also dwelt on issues concerning law and order, economic development, rural and urban development, agriculture, environment and forest, besides industry and commerce.
�In education sector, we envision initiating steps for compulsory enrolment and zero dropouts in schools, waiving fees of girl student from class 10 to university level, which come under the State Government�s jurisdiction,� he said, adding that meritorious students will be identified from class VIII and financial support would also be given to them up to the completion of their study for a strong pool of human resources.
On the health sector, Acharya assured steps to reduce IMR and MMR, besides increasing the number of doctors and nurses.
He also assured a number of other promising initiatives in various sectors.