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7,234 TET teachers regularised


GUWAHATI, June 19 - The posts of altogether 7,234 TET qualified candidates have been regularised in government and provincialised lower primary schools in ten districts of Assam.

This is the biggest recruitment exercise ever since the new government has taken over the reigns at Dispur.

State Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today announced that the candidates were part of the list which was cleared by the Gauhati High Court. Although the advertisement for the posts were published on October 30, 2014, the process was stalled by the court due to some alleged discrepancies.

Sarma also said that a computerised random lottery was done to ensure transparency in the posting of the candidates. Six noted educationists were also appointed as neutral observers to oversee the posting process and videography was also done, he said.

The appointment letters, Sarma said, can be downloaded on June 27 from 9 am onwards from the websites of the Education Department, Secondary Education and Assam Government. After downloading the appointment letters the candidates can immediately join the school, he said.

The districts where appointments have been given are Barpeta (840), Bongaigaon (587), Cachar (209), Darrang (48), Dhubri (2,619), Goalpara (355), Karimganj (708), Morigaon (801), Nagaon (875) and Tinsukia (192).

The minister further added that the biggest challenge would be to fill up the vacant posts of teachers with candidates who suit the criteria mentioned in the Right to Education Act.

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