264 high schools will be provincialised in which 2,269 teachers will be benefited while four higher secondary schools will be provincialised through which 31 teachers’ posts will be regularized.

Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 3: Ahead of the State Assembly polls tentatively scheduled in April, the State Government has decided to appoint 29,701 teachers at schools and colleges across the State.

State Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today told media persons that the appointment letters would be handed over on February 5.

Of the 29,701 appointments, 16,484 would be teachers and non-teaching staffs in schools, junior colleges and colleges whose services would be provincialised. The remaining 13,217 (TET qualified) would be fresh appointments.

The Minister informed that as many as 1,698 primary schools will be provincialised  as a result of which 3,309 teachers will be benefited. Further, 2,107 ME schools will also be provincialised as per which 6,586 teachers will be benefited.

“Posts of the teachers who do not have the requisite professional qualifications will be appointed as tutors,” he said.

In addition, 264 high schools will be provincialised in which 2,269 teachers will be benefited while four higher secondary schools will be provincialised through which 31 teachers’ posts will be regularized.

“This is going to be one of the biggest appointment drives in the State,” Sarma said, adding that in the last five years, nearly 36,000 teachers have been appointed.

Stating that provincialisation is a continuous process, 5,000 more teachers would be benefited subject to the arrival of verification reports.

Meanwhile, the Minister also stated that the requirement of language teachers in the lower primary schools will be assessed.

As per our assessment, 43,000 new language teachers would be required, of which 20,000 would be tribal and tea garden language teachers.