Assam Government Hires 26, 000 School Teachers

Assam government on Sunday officially hired over 26,000 school teachers.

During a function held at Sarusajai Stadium in Guwahati on Sunday, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi handed over the appointment letters to the candidates, who passed the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET), which was conducted by the state education department.

“The state government was committed to provide jobs to the eligible persons and on its policy the government had recruited 26,100 eligible youths for the teachers post,” Gogoi said.

He added that for the goal to provide better education to the citizens in Assam, government had made such kind of policies.

Among the 26,100 appointed teachers, 18,297 are posts for primary schools, 2,120 posts for upper primary (Science) and 5,732 posts for upper primary (Social science).

Assam Education and Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarmah, Parliamentary Secretary of Education Department Rekibuddin Ahmed, former Assam Education Minister Gautam Bora and other officials of the state education department were also present in the occassion.

Meanwhile, the Assam Tribal Sangha alleged that there had been large scale conversion in the TET lists prepared for appointment of the teachers in lower primary and upper primary schools as converted the scheduled tribes (STs) category post to general category.

Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.