In an order issued by the Public Works Department (PWD), Assam, on Wednesday, it has was informed that the Department from now on would be known as ‘Lok Nirman Bibhag’ in Assamese instead of ‘Gorkaptani Bibhag’.

“In the interest of the public service and for administrative convenience, it has been decided to rename the Public Works Department in Assamese as Lok Nirman Bibhag in place of Garhkaptani Bibhag,” the order read.

“Henceforth, Public Works Department in Assamese will be known as Lok Nirman Bibhag instead of Garhkaptani Bibhag from the date of issue of this notification,” it added.

“This is issued with the approval of Hon’ble Chief Minister, Assam and Hon’ble Minister, PWD etc,” it further stated.

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