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Ahead of assembly polls, Assam to appoint 29,700 teachers on Friday



03 Feb 2021
  • 16,484 of the new appointments would be teachers and non-teaching staff in schools, junior colleges and colleges, whose services would be provincialised. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led government in Assam will appoint 29,700 teachers at schools and colleges across the state, two months ahead of the state assembly polls. 

    Disclosing this, education, finance and health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the appointment letters will be given to teachers at a function on Friday.

    “In 2012-13, nearly 25,000 teachers were appointed in one go. The fresh appointments would be the highest number of people appointed at a time,” Sarma told media persons while addressing a press conference.

    Of the new appointments, 16,484 would be teachers and non-teaching staff in schools, junior colleges and colleges, whose services would be provincialised, meaning the state government would start paying them salaries and other benefits.

    Besides the teachers whose services would get provincialised, another 13,217 new teachers would be appointed in government schools across the state.

    “This process would continue and towards the end of this month, another 5,000 teachers could get appointed if formalities regarding their appointments are sorted out,” said Sarma.