The Arunachal Pradesh cabinet on Thursday approved the recommendations of the committee on the Greenfield Airport at Hollongi and decided to forward the report to the Central Government to pave the way for early realization of the dream project.
The report details the status of ownership of land measuring 948.56 acres at Hollongi for construction of the airport as sought by the central government.
The state Cabinet also approved a policy for granting the Right of Way (RoW) for telecom infrastructure in the state. The Cabinet meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Pema Khandu.
The Union Communication Ministry is on a mission mode to digitally connect all unconnected district headquarters and villages in the state and the Union Minister had sought cooperation from the state government, a statement said.
The policy would now bring uniformity, clarity and simplify the process of installing infrastructure like mobile towers, OFC lines (underground and over-ground), microwave antennas, etc in rural and urban areas of the state.
The Cabinet further approved the much sought after enhancement of upper age limit for appearing competitive examinations from 30 to 32 years.
With five years relaxation in place for APSTs, educated unemployed youths can now compete in the state civil services examinations up to 37 years of age from the existing 35 years. Further, to strengthen the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission, the Cabinet today approved creation of seven posts for various categories.
The Cabinet also approved the Arunachal Pradesh Lokayukta Rules, 2018 and the Arunachal Pradesh Lokayukta (Conditions of Service) Rules, 2018. With the finalization and approval of the rules, Lokayukta is all set to function after appointment of Members and Chairman.
In order to streamline private educational institutions in the state, the Cabinet, meanwhile, approved creation of 19 posts for smooth and effective functioning of the Arunachal Pradesh Private Educational Institutions (Regulatory Commission).