Guwahati, Sept 6: Two days after appointment of 6,172 TET qualified teachers, Assam government on Wednesday announced that it would recruit more than 13,000 teachers within a week. The government has already sanctioned 12,800 teaching posts under Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told reporters here on Wednesday.
“Among the newly sanctioned posts, the state government will recruit 11,749 TET qualified teachers on September 8. Another batch of 1,472 TET teachers will be appointed on September 12,” Sarma said.
The government has already recruited 6,172 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. By this we also fulfil the promises made during last assembly poll,” Sarma further said.
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 under Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009 which has mandated teachers to have D.El.Ed as minimum qualification for teaching from April 1, 2019,” the minister also said.
The minister also informed that the government will release the six months arrear under 7th Assam Pay Commission to the state employees before the Durga Puja festival. “The finance department will release a notification for it. The government will bear additional Rs 1500 crore for it,” Sarma added. The minister also informed that chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal will distribute cheques to 6,093 patients amounting Rs 31.24 crore under Atal Amrit Yojana at a programme in Guwahati on Thursday.