GUWAHATI, Feb 9 � A total of 40,800 vacant posts of teachers (Primary and ME) in the State will be filled up by the end of May this year, informed Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today.
While 28,000 of the TET passed candidates will be given appointment on contractual basis before Bohag Bihu, the remaining 12,800 posts will be given regular (permanent) appointments by May this year.
Dhubri tops the list of vacancies to be filled up with 3,447 posts followed by Barpeta and Cachar with 2,000 posts each. A total of 1,108 posts will be filled up in Kamrup. Nalbari stands with only 300 openings, the lowest among all the districts.
Talking to mediapersons here today, the Minister said that the Government is committed to ensuring full-fledged implementation of the Right to Education Act in the State, for which as many as 95,000 vacant posts need to be filled up.
"A survey is also being conducted to assess the requirement of schools as per the provisions of the Act. Further, the Assam Elementary School Service Rules will also be amended to act in compliance with the RTE Act ," Sarma stated.
"Once these 40,800 vacant posts are filled up we can expect sanctioning of more posts of teachers in the State," the Minister said, adding, "As the posts to be filled up are mostly in rural areas, applicants will have to move out of their home town or district."
The Minister also informed that the process of filing applications would be online this time.
"Advertisements seeking applications will carry all the details and will be published soon. The interviews will be conducted district-wise," he said and stated that the eligibility of the applicant will be judged by evaluating the aggregate marks scored in the Higher Secondary examination and TET.