Assam Education

Assam Government Announces Plans to Regularize 40,000 Teachers' Jobs

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Assam Government Announces Plans to Regularize 40,000 Teachers' Jobs
Chief Minister's Vision Takes Shape: 40,000 Teachers Set for Job Regularization
Guwahati, Assam - 15 November, 2023: In a significant move, the Assam government has resolved to regularize the employment status of nearly 40,000 teachers currently serving in government schools across the state under contractual agreements.

State Education Minister Ranoj Pegu disclosed, “More than 25,000 teachers, qualified under the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), have been contributing to primary education on a contractual basis. Additionally, there are 9,500 contractual teachers engaged in primary schools, along with 4,500 teachers responsible for classes 9 and 10. We have decided to transition all of them into regular appointments.”

This decision follows Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma's announcement during his Independence Day speech this year, outlining the government's commitment to regularize the employment of these 40,000 teachers. Minister Pegu confirmed that the education department has diligently worked to implement the Chief Minister's directive and has set a target to complete the entire process by March of next year.

Crucially, Pegu clarified that the prior service length of contractual teachers would not be factored into the regularization process. He stated, “Those moving into regular posts will be treated as if they are receiving fresh appointments.”

Despite the 40,000 teachers having worked in contractual positions, they have been receiving salaries commensurate with permanent teachers. However, Pegu highlighted that their salaries would witness a decrease upon transitioning to regular posts due to the exclusion of their earlier service period in the calculation.

The state's move to provide job security and regularize these teaching positions reflects a commitment to enhance the stability and quality of the education system in Assam. The government's proactive approach to this issue showcases its dedication to the welfare of teachers and the overall improvement of the education sector.