Guwahati, Feb. 25: The Assam cabinet tonight approved several pre-poll sweeteners.
In a move to pacify agitating teachers, the cabinet decided to provide grants to teaching staff of the non-provincialised schools, sources said.
Other sops include releasing salaries of schoolteachers in Sivasagar district.
The government also sanctioned the attachment of 262 employees of the defunct minor irrigation department with the state’s irrigation department and approved 308 applications for VRS. The cabinet gave its nod to the state’s women, agriculture and cane and bamboo policies.