Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma presented the Lok Sewa Award to a total of 99 non-gazetted officials of the state government for their sincere and dedicated work culture.
The awards were presented at a program organised in the Dispur Playground in Guwahati on Friday.
The function was organised to mark the death anniversary of freedom fighter and first Chief Minister of Assam, Bharat Ratna Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi on his 72nd death anniversary.
The awards were conferred on 10 state level officers and 99 district-level officers. All the officials were awarded with a reward of Rs 25,000 and an extension of one year of their services.
On the other hand, the chief minister also inaugurated the process of shredding old files at the Assam Secretariat to mark the culmination of Mission Sadbhavana Phase I. Under the mission, the state government has been able to dispose all petitions received so far leading the government to dispose 2.75 lakh files out of the 3.24 lakh files opened so far in the secretariat.