In a meeting with senior officials of the Higher Education and PWD (Building & NH) department, held in his office conference room at Janata Bhawan, Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday, June 4, reviewed the progress of ongoing infrastructure operations being implemented in the higher education sector.
The Chief Minister talked with officials of the higher education department to adopt expeditious steps for the launch of the construction of nine girls colleges in the minority-dominated areas of the State. He instructed the PWD (Bldg) department to begin the construction of all the nine colleges within August 15 and prepare them for the launch of the academic session in the subsequent two years.
The Chief Minister also reviewed the progress of model colleges established under the State-Owned Priority Development (SOPD) scheme and Rastriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) in the State. He instructed for a joint meeting of the officials of PWD (Bldg) and contractors employed in the infrastructure works of the higher education department to guarantee fast completion.
Emphasizing the significance of an independent recruitment agency for engineers, the Chief Minister instructed completing all formalities of establishing Assam Engineering Services Recruitment Board. He also informed that decisions regarding the same would be adopted in the next cabinet meeting.
Chief Minister Dr Sarma also instructed to set up a separate division for PWD (Building) bifurcating the existing PWD (Building & NH) while also taking up steps to fill up the vacant posts and developing more posts if necessary. He also issued instructions to set up an office of PWD (Building) in every district to make the division proactive.
The meeting was attended by Education Minister Dr Ranuj Pegu, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Samir Kumar Sinha, Principal Secretary of Higher Education B. Kalyan Chakrabawas, Commissioner of PWD (Building and NH) Raj Chakrabarty and several others