DERGAON, May 9 - In a major development in the higher education sector, the State Government has decided to fill up the vacant posts of college teachers soon.
It is learnt that the State Government has accorded administrative approval to fill up 344 vacant posts of Assistant Professors in different colleges. These posts are lying vacant in 63 provincialised colleges of 21 districts of the State.
In an order issued by the Director of Higher Education, Assam, asked the Principals of the respective colleges to furnish the copies of the roster approval made by the Government within seven days.
More than 500 posts of Assistant Professors are lying vacant in as many as 289 provincialised colleges of the State.
The Assam College Teachers� Association (ACTA) has hailed the State Government�s decision saying it would help higher educational institutions to a large extent.
ACTA secretary Himangshu Maral told this correspondent that the recruitment was due as the teacher-student ratio is still low as per norms of the University Grants Commission (UGC). He also said that there will be scarcity of teachers and ICT personnel after implementation of choice-based credit system (CBCS).
�The ACTA has been demanding the State Government to fill up the vacant posts of colleges, and ultimately, our demand has been resolved,� the ACTA secretary claimed.
Meanwhile, the State Government has asked the Principals not to appoint any contractual teachers.