Guwahati: In the biggest ever recruitment exercise in the state, the Assam government on Friday appointment 29,701 teachers in the state.
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma distributed the appointment letters at a ceremony held at Sarusajai Sports Complex in Guwahati.
Of the 29,701 appointments, 16,484 are teachers and non-teaching staffs in schools, junior colleges and colleges whose services have been provincialised. The remaining 12,217 (TET qualified) are fresh appointments.
Total 4,260 educational institutes have been provincialised in this drive to improve the quality of education in the state.
⛓️THREAD— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) February 5, 2021
LARGEST RECRUITMENT EVER!
A matter of great pride as we handed over 29701 appointment letters to teachers & non-teaching staff today, first ever such drive in Assam.
Congratulations to all deserving teachers & staff. We count on your contribution.@sarbanandsonwal pic.twitter.com/HMEbvxOzXq
Addressing the people in the event, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “This is the appointment drives in the state in the last five years as 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,” Sarma added.