The government of Assam will reward as many as 10 non-gazetted employees at the state level and 89 at district level in a bid to incentivize their good performances.
The ‘Lok Sewa Puraskar’ award will be presented on Lok Kalyan Divas on August 5, the death anniversary of Gopinath Bordoloi, the first Chief Minister of Assam.
Employees who perform well will be awarded a one-year extension of service, pushing the age of superannuation to 61 years , and a cash award of Rs 25,000 and a citation, an official statement read.
For the evaluation and selection of the awardees, a screening committee and a state-level committee have been constituted, the statement added.
It further mentioned that the main criteria for selection for the awards will be work ethics, punctuality, integrity, and other measures decided by the committees.
The 89 people selected for the district-level award this time were picked from 259 nominations received from 35 districts and the 10 state-level awardees were chosen from 99 proposals submitted by various departments and directorates.