Assam to provide Bharat Ratna and Padma like Awards

On the line of Bharat Ratna and Padma Awards, Assam cabinet has decided to institute Asom Ratna Award.

About newly announced awards

  • Asom Ratna Award award will be presented every year to one person for his significant contribution to society.
  • Cabinet also decided to constitute Asom Bibhushan, Assam Bhushan Award and Asom Shree award which will be conferred every year to three people, five people and ten people, respectively.
  • Awards will be accompanied by a cash reward.
  • Rs 5 lakhs for Asom Ratna Award,
  • Rs 3 lakhs for Asom Bibhushan Award,
  • Rs 2 lakhs for Assam Bhushan Award and
  • Rs 1 lakh for Asom Shree Award.
  • Awardee would be provided with other benefits also such as free medical treatment of critical illness, free travel on ASTC buses, free stay at Assam Bhawans.

Other Decisions taken by government

  • Literary Pension will be conferred in the name of litterateur Dr Homen Borgohain on his birthday (December 7).
  • Sports Pension will be given in the name of Arjun Bhogeswar Barua on his birthday (September 3) while
  • Artiste Award will be given on January 17 every year.
  • Awards will be announced seven days prior to presentation ceremony.

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