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

Newly announced awards

  • The Asom Ratna Award award will be presented every year to one person for his significant contribution to society.
  • State 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.
  • Rupees 5 lakhs for Asom Ratna Award,
  • Rupees 3 lakhs for Asom Bibhushan Award,
  • Rupees 2 lakhs for Assam Bhushan Award and
  • Rupees 1 lakh for Asom Shree Award.
  • The 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 state government

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

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