Assam: 29,701 teachers, staff to benefit from ‘biggest’ single-day job drive

Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the appointment process would have two aspects, provincialisation of posts for teaching and non-teaching staff and new appointments.
Assam: 29,701 teachers, staff to benefit from ‘biggest’ single-day job drive
Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

GUWAHATI:

In what the Assam Government claims to be the biggest-ever appointment exercise in a single day, the state education department will distribute appointment letters among 29,701 teachers and non-teaching staff at Sarusajai Stadium on February 5.

Addressing media persons on Wednesday, Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the appointment process would have two aspects, provincialisation of posts for teaching and non-teaching staff and new appointments.

“We have appointed many teachers in various stages during our tenure, but the process this time will be different,” Sarma said.

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“Of the 29,701 teaching and non-teaching staff to be appointed, 13,217 will be fresh appointments while the posts of 16,484 teaching and non-teaching staff will be provincialised on that day,” he said.

“1,698 lower primary (LP) schools were provincialised with effect from January 1, 2021, of which it will benefit 3309 teachers. Besides, 2,107 upper primaries (UP) schools will also be provincialised, and 6,586 teachers will benefit from this.”

“Under the Directorate of Elementary Education, a total of 9,895 teachers would be benefitted in the exercise,” he added.

Sarma also informed that teachers who do not have professional qualifications would be provincialised as tutors.

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“On the other hand, 266 high schools will be provincialised in which 2,269 teachers (teaching and non-teaching staff) will be benefitted. Four higher secondary schools will be provincialised with 31 teachers benefitting,” the minister added.

Apart from high and higher secondary schools, 152 junior (senior secondary) colleges will be provincialised in a move that would benefit 2,306 teaching and non-teaching staff.

“Provincialisation is an ongoing process and discussions are on for more institutions undergoing the same process,” Sarma said, adding that the provincialisation lists (for February 5) would be available online before Thursday afternoon.

(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)

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