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Computer teachers� posts not to be regularised

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 12 � The State Education Department has no plan to regularise the teachers appointed against the Rajiv Gandhi Computer Literacy Programme. This was stated by Education Minister Gautam Bora in the State Assembly today in reply to a Zero Hour discussion initiated by Gunindranath Das (AGP).

Bora said that the teachers against the Rajiv Gandhi Computer Literacy Programme were not appointed by the Education Department. They were recruited by the IT Department to teach computer in the secondary schools.

The IT Department appointed 300 teachers in high schools, 600 teachers in higher secondary schools and 39 teachers in high madrasa schools to teach the students computer. The Education Department has suggested to the IT Department to raise the monthly salary of these teachers to Rs 3,000 per head, said the Minister.

Chunchali settlement: Revenue Minister Dr Bhumidhar Barman told the House in response to a Zero Hour discussion initiated by Ramendra Narayan Kalita (AGP) that the Government was waiting for the verdict of a court case to take its decision on granting settlement rights to the settlers of the Chunchali area of the city.

If the court verdict on the issue goes in favour of the Government, it would be able to grant land rights to about 12,000 families settling in the area. However, parts of the area are to be kept reserved for eco-friendly activities, he said.

The Government acquired the Chunchali area land measuring about 3,000 bighas. But the owners of the land moved the court and hence the Government has to wait for the court verdict on the issue, said the Minister.

He also told the House that the Government would consider the matter of granting settlement right to those settling on the city hills for 15 years or more as per legal provisions. The Government is also studying the claims for settlement on the city�s forest land.

The Government has a policy to grant settlement right to those landless people who are settled on Government land for 15 years or more. But it is opposed to earth cutting in the hilly areas as such activities have resulted in many landslide-related tragedies. Many people have lost their lives in such tragedies.

The Government is also for protecting the wetland areas of the city, said Dr Barman.

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