Assam to appoint 20,000 teachers by May this year

Ranuj Pegu Assam
Assam education minister Ranuj Pegu

At least 20,000 teachers will be appointed in Assam by May this year. Assam education minister Ranuj Pegu said that the appointments will be part of the “Mission 1 lakh jobs” drive of the state government.

“The state government is committed to appointing 20,000 teachers in the state by May 10 this year,” Ranuj Pegu was quoted as saying by ANI.

The minister said that the advertisements for the recruitment on all the posts have been issued and the appointments will start as soon as the merit list is out.

“There are vacancies in different levels – lower primary, upper primary, secondary and post-graduate teachers, assistant teachers and altogether this comes to around 20,000 posts. We have issued advertisements for all these posts. Now the document verification for teachers of lower primary, upper primary, secondary is going on,” Pegu said.

“Once it is completed, the merit list will come out and the government will start giving the appointment.”

Talking about the new education policy laid down by the Centre in 2020, the minister said that the government has started its implementation.

“We have already started the implementation of new education policy in the state. The new education policy is a broad framework of a new education system under which we have already notified that our directorate of school education will be of two school education in elementary education and secondary education. From 2022-23 we will start delinking Class 11 and 12 from the colleges and the colleges will be purely for degree and post-graduate courses only,” he said.

Ranuj Pegu said that, for pre-primary education, the government has constituted a committee of social welfare, education, health, tribal affairs department to look after the education as well as health and nutrition of students of pre-primary level.

“We have started our new education policy even in the higher secondary level also, multi-disciplinary approach that also we have started. The process has started and it will take a long time to implement in different stages,” the minister mentioned.

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