The Assam Cabinet on Monday gave nod to the proposal to replace paper ballots with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the Guwahati Municipal Corporation polls.

The decision was made during its weekly meeting presided over by Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma at Janata Bhawan in Guwahati.

“Approval to the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 for replacing paper ballots with EVMs to ensure transparency and efficiency in elections,” reads a bulletin tweeted by Sarma.

“At today’s Assam Cabinet, we took several important decisions pertaining to repealing of obsolete laws, revision of land premium rates, ease of doing business, ensuring the safety of workers, empowering law enforcers, raising loan from NABARD, transparency in GMC polls, etc,” he tweeted with snapshots of the bulletin.

Further, the Cabinet also decided that no trade license will be required for running any commercial institute, except brink kilns, liquor shops, hospitals, schools and other industries which generate heavy pollution to improve ease of doing business in the state.