Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday urged government employees to spend quality time with their parents or in-laws on January 6 and 7 designated as special holidays.
In December, 2021, the BJP led government in Assam granted four days' leave for its employees in the first week of January to meet their parents or in-laws.
State government employees will get two-day casual leave and two days of holidays in the first week of January.
In a notification issued by the General Administration Department of Assam, the government said, "The Assam government is pleased to allow state government employees to avail casual leave on January 6 and 7, 2022, suffixing the two holidays, the 8th and 9th of January 2022, being the 2nd Saturday and Sunday, so as to enable them to spend the aforesaid days with their living parents and parents-in-law."
I urge Assam Govt employees to spend quality time with their parents/in-laws on Jan 6 & 7, 2022 designated as spl holidays.— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) January 2, 2022
I request them to rededicate themselves to the cause of building a New Assam & New India with blessings of their parents.https://t.co/bDDYpLEOjv
In a tweet today, Assam CM wrote, "I urge Assam Govt employees to spend quality time with their parents/in-laws on Jan 6 & 7, 2022 designated as spl holidays. I request them to rededicate themselves to the cause of building a New Assam & New India with blessings of their parents."
The state government has also allowed ministers to spend time with their parents and in-laws during this time.
Earlier, the Assam cabinet had decided on November 24 that all government employees in Assam would get a four-day leave to meet their parents in January.
Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma had said, "The state government has declared January 6 and 7 next year as holidays for state government employees, along with usual holidays on January 8 and 9, being 2nd Saturday and Sunday, respectively, and it will be applicable to only employees who have their parents or in-laws."
ALSO READWatch video: Assam will see some rationalization of AFSPA this year, says CM Himanta Biswa Sarma
(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)