GUWAHATI, Feb 20: The enrolment for Aadhaar card will roll out in large scale in the state from March 27. This was informed by senior officials of general administration department (GAD) to Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal in a review meeting at Janata Bhawan in Guwahati on Tuesday.
The officials informed in the meeting that presently, work for Aadhaar Card is going on in 141 selected banks of the state. Moreover, to expedite Aadhaar Card work and to make it more extensive, Assam government has divided the state into 10 different zones and the deputy commissioners have been designated as the head of the enrolment agency. There will be enrolment centres at district, sub-division, circle and block level, the officials told the chief minister.
The officials also informed the chief minister that the construction of the proposed Integrated Directorate Complex will start at Betkuchi in Guwahati from May 1 in a bid to boost co-ordination and leveraging effective management of administrative activities.
To be set up with a financial outlay of Rs 471 crore in an area of 31.4 bigha, the complex will have one twenty storey Twin Towers and will house 72 directorates. Aiming at three years completion period, the complex will have state-of-the-art Convention Centre, Library, Yoga Centre, Auditorium and other modern infrastructure. The officials also informed that a decision has been taken to inaugurate the newly built New Delhi Assam House on April 15.
While chairing the review meeting, Sonowal directed the GAD officials to ensure timely construction of the Integrated Directorate Complex with all modern amenities giving due importance to its aesthetic appeal.
Further, setting up a separate building for the chief minister’s office was also discussed in detail in the meeting.
In the meeting, the chief minister also asked the GAD officials to take steps for improving the infrastructure and services of State Archive to turn it into a centre of attraction for the students. He also directed the officials to strengthen the infrastructure and improve services of the Circuit Houses of the state.
Minister of state for sports and youth welfare Naba Kumar Doley, chief minister’s media advisor Hrishikesh Goswami, chief minister’s legal advisor Santanu Bharali, additional chief secretary Alok Kumar, principal secretary (GAD) Jishnu Baruah, chief minister’s principal secretary Sanjay Lohia and other senior officers of GAD and SAD were present in the review meeting.