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Guwahati: Taking another step towards fulfilment of the promise to provide as many as 1 lakh permanent jobs under the payroll of the Government of Assam to unemployed youths of the State, Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday attended the ceremonial distribution of appointment letters to a total of 514 candidates of the last Assam Direct Recruitment Examination (ADRE) to fill up vacancies in Class-III and Class-IV posts. These 514 candidates had appeared in the last Assam Direct Recruitment Examination and had secured marks equivalent to the cut-off marks in their respective categories but didn’t qualify for recruitment earlier owing to the rule that states that in case of two candidates securing equal marks, the one with higher age would get primacy over the other. Owing to only 514 vacancies that remained unfilled as per the advertisement for the last ADRE, around 300 candidates who had also secured the same marks but were younger in age as compared to those handed appointment letter today, had to be left out due to non-availability of vacant posts.
Speaking at the event held at the Srimanta Sankardev International Auditorium, Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said the decision to offer 1 lakh-plus jobs to unemployed youths of Assam was ratified by the State Cabinet in its very first meeting after the current government assumed power in 2021 but owing to the second and third waves of the Covid-19 pandemic, the entire process got delayed. The recruitment process was expedited after Covid-19 spread subsided and by the second anniversary celebration of the current dispensation in the State, appointment letters distribution to around 86,000 job seekers was completed, he stated.
Chief Minister Dr. Sarma said in a day or two, a major scheme aimed at facilitating self-employment among 2 lakh youths of the State would be unveiled.
Today’s event was also attended by Minister of Power Nandita Gorlosa, Member of Parliament Pallab Lochan Das, Chief Secretary Paban Kumar Borthakur, Director General of Police G.P. Singh, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests M.K. Yadav, along with a host of other senior office of the government.