Protesting govt. employees to face pay cut: Himanta

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Afterthe director of Higher Education and the director of Elementary Education warnedthe employees of disciplinary action if they criticise the ruling BJPgovernment in the State, Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma alsoechoed the same on Wednesday.

Warningthe employees against criticising the government, especially protesting againstCAA, the minister said that if the employees of Assam colleges, schools or anydepartment are found to be protesting on working days, they will have face apay cut for the day.

"I havenothing against the protesting students, but the government employees wouldhave to face a pay cut for the day if he or she went for a protest on a workingday. The same applies if they cometo visit minister during the working days," Sarma said.

Earlier,the government has warned those employees of disciplinary action, who indulgeand participate in political activities on social media platforms. The educationdepartment had formed a cell to monitor the activities of the employees.

It may be mentioned here that the minister announced a subsidy on mess dues of the boarders in hostels of government/provincialised colleges and State universities. A subsidy of Rs. 700 per student every month would be paid for 10 months in a year.

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