Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that his Government is working to revamp the Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department to make it as competent as the Health and Family Welfare Department. He said that new posts for veterinary officers will be created to cater to the treatment requirements of the livestock population of Assam.
He said this in his address after handing over appointment letters to 210 candidates from the Departments of Fishery, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Industries, Commerce and Public Enterprises and Public Health Engineering at a function held at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati.
He presented appointment letters to 161 veterinary officers and 32 Fisheries Development Officers. Moreover 13 appointment letters were given for the Industries and Commerce Department and four for PHE.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sarma said that giving appointments to the qualified and competent youth of the State is another step towards increasing and promoting public service in the Fishery, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary sectors of the state.
Stating that Fishery, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary are important sectors which have the potential to expedite the growth trajectory of the State, the Chief Minister said his Government is taking several steps to add momentum to these sectors.
He asked the newly recruited officers to render their services dedicatedly and establish special rapport with the people of their place of postings. Stating on the need of role models in the society, the Chief Minister said that dedication and decorum on the part of the newly recruited officers would go a long way in nurturing the young generation in conformity with the requirement of the society.
Expressing satisfaction on the new appointments, the Chief Minister said that his government is progressing well in fulfilling its commitment of giving 1 lakh Government jobs to the youth.
Atul Bora, Minister for Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary; Parimal Suklabaidya, the Minister for Fishery also spoke in the meeting which was also attended among others by Power and Cooperation Minister Nandita Garlosa, Minister Revenue and Disaster Management, others, Jogen Mohan; Industries, Commerce and Public Enterprises Minister Bimal Bora, et al.