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Himanta Biswa Sarma Press Meet: New Recruitment, Regularisation & Other Important Announcements

Assam Education minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma today has made some important education sector of Assam in order to boost up the  standard of education in the state.
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Addressing a press conference in Guwahati, Dr. Sarma has announced some major decisions including recruitment, regularization of school and college teachers.

Here are the key points from Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma’s announcements:

Introduction of Science stream in colleges, setting up of 100 high schools in tea gardens and up gradation of high schools to higher secondary schools will be important measures to be taken within next 6 months.
Recruitment for 9635 teachers’ posts in elementary education department has already been advertised.

● Advertisement for recruitment of other six thousand posts will be notified soon.

● A total of fifteen thousand elementary teachers will get appointment.

● Results of High School TET will be declared in February.

● Eight thousand new secondary teachers to be appointed before Rongali Bihu.
● State government will provincialise 4993 LP and ME schools. Services of 13,362 teachers will be regularized.

● An amount of 962.93 crores will be released to SMDC for construction of ACR in 10702 schools in 13564 units, partition wall in 7813 schools in 10472 units, boys toilets in 1379 schools and for electrification in 37560 schools.

● State government will also provincialise 626 High schools. It involves 4828 teachers.

● Provincialisation of 30 new colleges which involves around 9 hundred college teachers.

● Contractual teachers will get same salary, dearness allowance and medical reimbursement like regular teachers. The proposal will be included in next budget to be tabled on March 4.

● Eleven thousand state-pool teachers will also get same salary, dearness allowance and medical reimbursement like regular teachers.
● Services of around thirty two thousand teachers working under Sarba Siksha Abhiyan will be almost regularised.
● Merger- amalgamation of schools, rationalisation of teachers to be done soon.

● For the Higher Education Dept, various new colleges, universities, higher and technical schools/ colleges, Law and B.Ed colleges will be established within 6 months.

● Govt has decided to recruit 665 posts of faculties in college level. The Principals of colleges will have the authority to fill the vacant posts in next 6 months.