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Pay promise hikes employees' hope

The Assam government employees have every reasons to celebrate. The good news came from Dr HImanta BIswa Sarma who said that the government will implement the pay panel recommendation from April in 2017.


Addressing a press conference in Guwahati on Monday, the finance minister said that the state government employees will get DAamount more than their central government counterparts .


According to minister, the pay commission has recommended Rs15000 as the minimum of a state government employee. He said that the government has hiked the family pension and that if the pensioner dies at 67, then the family members will get the entire amount and not half.

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Rajkhowa attends cultural programme

24 Oct 2015 - 6:35pm | Abhinav Verma

Governor JP Rajkhowa graced the ‘Sampriti’, a cultural presentation of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam at Raj Bhawan on Saturday with a focus on cultural bond.

In his address, he hoped that the event will not only promote the cultural assets of the both the States but also revive the rich cultural heritage. He also hoped that such events will go a long way in strengthening the amity between the age-old neighbours.

Underscoring that cultural exchange programme will provide more understanding of each other’s culture, values and traditions, which will in turn cement good relationship, the Governor suggested that next programme must be in Assam so that artists of Arunachal Pradesh can showcase their rich cultural heritage.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said that Interstate Cultural event helps in cultural integration and at the same time provide exposure to the artists. He added that talented youth will immensely benefit from it. He called for cultural exchange programme in the districts and interior places of the State.

Earlier Sankar Prasad Kakoti Bora, Regional Director, ICCR said that Indian Council for Cultural Relations, an autonomous body under Ministry of External Affairs, Govt of India which was started 1950 under the first Union Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, engages in cultural diplomacy.

AGP to elect new Opposition leader

7 Sep 2007 - 5:35am | pbaruah
GUWAHATI: A brainstorming meeting of the Asom gana Parishad legislators on Friday will elect a new leader of the Opposition.

Informing this to Assam Ttimes, senior party leaders here say the meeting is schedule at the Legislature Assembly at Dispur at 4 afternoon.

The meeting will be a stormy one as all the MLAs are not opposing Mr Goswami. According to what the sources here say Mr Goswami is averse to leave the chair which is why her is offering plum chairs in the party’s central committee to some MLAs.

Several senior leaders in the recent conclave opined that Mr Goswami should leave the chair of the opposition leader.

A section of legislators projected Chandra Mohan Patowary as the AGPLP leader but in view of the stepped up efforts by Mr Goswami, no body knows will Mr Goswami leave it to Mr Patowary.

Bhogali Bihu 2012 in Mumbai on January 21

12 Jan 2012 - 7:30pm | editor


The Assam Association, Mumbai have the pleasure to announce that An Evening of Get Together on the occasion of "Magh Bihu" will be held on 21 January 2012 from 7pm.


You are all cordially invited to attend the function with family and friends.



Date: Saturday 21 January 2012
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Venue:Shetkari Samaj Hall,Sector 4A,Near Kopar Khairnae Railway Station,
New Mumbai-400709


Progm Highlites:


Entertainment Programme, Lottery and Bihu Bhuj
(Food coupon of Rs.100/-will be available at the venue on first come first served basis.)


Note: Membership of Assam Association, Mumbai is open to all eligible people, please enroll you as member of AAM, membership fees Rs.500 for two years and Rs.3000/- for life membership. Membership application form attached with this mail.



Deepen Rajkonwar
General Secretary
(Mob: 9892114116 / 8108996020)