Guwahati, September 6 : After recruited 6172 TET qualified teachers a week before, the Assam government will again recruit over 13,000 teachers within a week.
Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said that, the state government has already sanctioned 12800 teaching post under Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, Assam.
'Among the newly sanctioned posts, the state government will recruit 11749 TET qualified teachers on September 8 next. Apart from it, the state government will recruit 1472 TET qualified teachers on September 12, who had passed in the special TET examination,' Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Addressing a press conference held at Central Hall of Assam assembly, the state education minister said that, the state government had earlier recruited 6172 TET qualified teachers on September 2.
'After completing the recruiting process, the single teacher school problem will be solved and we will have excess teachers,' Sarma said.
The Assam government had recently disclosed in the Assam assembly that, a total of 1365 elementary schools in 8 districts of the state run by single teacher.
The Assam minister urged all TET qualified elementary school teachers to enrol themselves at the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) website by September 15, 2017 for obtaining D.El.Ed. (Diploma in Elementary
Education) within March 2019.*
'Without the Diploma all those teachers working in the state would have to
lose their jobs as Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009 has mandated teachers
to have D.El.Ed as minimum qualification for teaching from April 1, 2019,' the Assam minister said.
On the other hand, the state government has decided to release the six months arrear under 7th Assam pay commission to the state government employees before the Durga Puja festival.
'The state finance department will release a notification regarding it. The state government had already released six months arrear to the state government employees and next six months arrear will be released before the Durga Puja festival and the government will bear Rs 1500 crore for it,' Sarma said.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)