Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that the government employees should avail the special holidays on January 6 and 7 to spend good time with their parents and in-laws.
“I request the government employees to spend quality time with their parents/in-laws during the four day holiday period from January 6-10. Government has sanctioned two days of casual leave with Saturday, Sunday being normal holidays,” Sarma said, adding that all have to provide proof of their staying with parents to the seniors after returning back from holidays.
He also said that a portal will be launched where state government employees could upload their photographs with their parents of their stay or otherwise submit the same to the immediate seniors,” Sarma said.
Sarma also added that from next year onward government is planning to provide monetary help to the state government employees for their stay with their parents during the special holiday.
“To uphold ancient Indian values, I urge Assam government employees to spend quality time with their parents/in-laws on January 6 and 7 designated as special holidays,” he tweeted earlier today.
“I request them to rededicate themselves to the cause of building a new Assam and new India with blessings of their parents,” his tweet added.
In a cabinet decision the Assam government in a notification said, “The 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 second Saturday and Sunday, so as to enable them to spend the aforesaid days with their living parents and parents-in-law.”