Assam: Timber Bridges across the State to be made concrete
GUWAHATI: The Assam government will attempt to convert all the 1172 existing timber bridges in the State to concrete, State PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said here today.
“The works will begin from September this year,” Sarma told media in a press conference held at Janata Bhawan here today.
“It is one of the biggest infrastructural projects and NABARD has agreed to fund the project,” he added.
Sarma had recently met the NABARD Managing Director and the Chairman at Mumbai to discuss the details of the project.
Besides that, he assured that the pending pension and gratuity benefits for the 16133 Government Employees who were not getting this compensation despite his earlier promises as mentioned in the budget this year, will be delivered by now.
Regarding the pay scale of the Lower Primary and Middle English teachers, Sarma said, “There will be now three pay scales for these teachers. Those who are graduate and trained will get Rs. 7400, those who are undergraduate/ trained or graduate/untrained will get Rs 6800 and those who are undergraduate and untrained will get Rs 6200 respectively.”
File photo of Himanta Biswa Sarma