Silchar, June 10: In his first visit to Barak Valley, Assam Education Minister Dr Ranoj Pegu said that Silchar has all the requisite elements and connectivity to become a hub for higher education in the region.
Echoing the vision of Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma to transform Assam into an educational hub in the country, Dr Pegu said "with a central university, NIT, Polytechnic, Women's College and many reputed institutions, Silchar, with its connectivity can become a hub for higher education in the region for which the Government shall pitch necessary efforts. The heritage educational institutions which have been the glory for Barak Valley and for Assam will be restored with infrastructural facelift and better faculty strength."
The Minister of Education, who is on a two-day visit to Barak Valley met with the the officials of the Cachar District Administration, Inspector of Schools Cachar and functionaries of various educational institutions including NIT Silchar, Silchar Polytechnic, Women's College Silchar, AK Chanda Law College and took stock of the model colleges as well.
"The Government has assured to fill up 1 lakh vacant posts and the Department of Education will take steps to fill up the sanctioned posts which are lying vacant. The contractual posts which are under certain missions might be abolished eventually. However, the Government has transformed many contractual posts into near-regularization in this regard which is a positive move." the Minister maintained
DDC Cachar Rajib Roy informed that the Minister took stock of the vacancies in various colleges of the district and gave necessary instructions on the ways to fill up the vacant posts. A release issued by the DDIPR Barak Valley region informed that during the meeting with heads of the educational instituions of the district, the Minister informed that the Government is exploring ways to form a centralised recruitment board. He also stressed on the need for early completion of the amalgamation process of the schools and gave necessary instructions to the officials as well. Inspector of Schools Cachar Samina Yesmin Ara Rahman accompanied the minister in the visit to the institutions.
Later, Dr Pegu, who was accompanied by Silchar MLA Dipayan Chakraborty, Lakhipur MLA Kaushik Rai, Udharbond MLA Mihir Kanti Shome, BJP district president Bimolendu Roy and others also met the party officials of the Cachar District BJP and acknowledged their hard work in bringing BJP to power in the state for the second term. " While the office of the Chief Minister will function round the clock, we shall also have to work with equal enthusiasm for Assam to prosper," he said.