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Assam Government Launches New Teacher Recruitment Drive

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Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Assam Government Launches New Teacher Recruitment Drive
Education Minister Ranoj Pegu Announces Measures to Address Retirements, Fee Hikes, and Student Absenteeism
Guwahati, Assam – The Assam government has initiated a proactive teacher recruitment process, aiming to appoint new educators before the current staff retires, according to an announcement by Education Minister Ranoj Pegu. The state plans to replace approximately 8,000 teachers who are set to retire in March 2025, with the recruitment process for 4,000-5,000 primary school teachers beginning ahead of their retirement. The appointments are scheduled to be made the day after the current staff retire.

In addition to replacing retiring teachers, the state cabinet has approved the creation of new positions specifically for mathematics teachers to fill existing vacancies. "The recruitment process for these positions is already underway," Pegu confirmed.

Addressing concerns about fee hikes by certain colleges, Pegu stated, "This year, educational institutions have significantly increased fees. We had instructed colleges to cover all fees, but some, like the College of Purba Clan, have charged students Rs 650 each. This money must be refunded to the students."

Pegu also highlighted issues of student absenteeism, noting that the highest rates of non-attendance are in Dhubri, Barpeta, and Nagaon. "We have identified schools with network issues, numbering less than 500. We will review why students are not attending school and take action based on committee recommendations."

To improve teacher accountability, Pegu announced that the salaries of teachers who are absent for a day will be postponed until the reasons for their absence are determined. This measure aims to identify those appointed as teachers but attached to other departments. Furthermore, Pegu noted discrepancies in school attendance and food supply. "Many schools report 60% attendance, yet receive food for 100% of students. Going forward, food will be supplied based on actual attendance, allowing the government to save money."

These comprehensive measures are part of the Assam government's efforts to enhance the education system, ensure transparency, and improve the overall quality of education in the state.