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Assam Assembly Passed Pranam Bill For Govt. Employees

Published on September 18, 2017
The Assam Employees Parental Responsibility And Norms for Accountability and Monitoring (PRANAM) Bill was passed unanimously in int assembly
It mandates state government employees to take care of their parents and needy siblings or face a cut in their income.

Assam Assembly Passed Pranam Bill For Govt. Employees

Highligts of PRANAM

  • Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma introduced the Bill in the House.
  • It is aimed at ensuring that employees do not neglect their loved ones in times of need.
  • It will ensure that all government employees look after their dependents including parents. 
  • It makes it mandatory for the state government employees to look after the 'divyangs' in his family and dependent parents
  • The parents or needy siblings who feel neglected can lodge complaints with the head of the department of the person.
  • The bill has provisions for deducting 10% of an employee’s pay and transferring it to the account of the relative concerned. Another 5% would be deductible if the employee has a differently abled sibling.

About Assam

  • Assam is a state in northeastern India, south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra and Barak Valley. 
  •  The Assamese economy is aided by wildlife tourism to Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park which are World Heritage Sites.
  • The state has conserved the one-horned Indian rhinoceros from near extinction
  • The first oil well in Asia was drilled here.
  •  Assam Assembly has 126 members, and a government led by the Chief Minister of Assam. 
  • The state is divided into five regional divisions.
  • Its Capital is Dispur
  •  Its Governor is Banwarilal Purohit
  • Its Chief Minister is Sarbananda Sonowal (BJP)
  •  It has 14 Parliamentary constituencies
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