GUWAHATI, Sept 1: The Assam Agricultural Service Officers’ Association (AASOA) has praised the commendable efforts of the agriculture minister, Atul Bora, in expediting the departmental promotion process for state agricultural officers. Previously, this process had been progressing slowly, causing concern among the association.
In a press release, the president-in-charge, Swapnali Baruah, and the general secretary, Rajib Kr Bhuyan, highlighted the vital role played by the state agricultural department in strengthening the rural agro-economic foundation of the state. However, persistent vacancies in departmental posts had created challenges within the state agricultural department.
In response to AASOA’s persistent demands, state agriculture minister Atul Bora and additional chief secretary & APC to the government of Assam, Dr Ashish Bhutani, undertook commendable measures. As a result, 272 officers have recently been promoted, including 10 to the position of joint director, 47 to deputy director, 117 to assistant director, and 98 to SDAO.
AASOA extends heartfelt gratitude to Atul Bora and Dr Ashish Kr Bhutani for their significant contributions in expediting the officer promotion process.
The association has also expressed dissatisfaction with the slow-paced inquiry process related to officers affected by procedural issues in the implementation of the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme. AASOA has requested the minister of agriculture to expedite the inquiry process for these affected officers, enabling them to participate in the promotional process alongside their colleagues.