Guwahati: The Assam Government today kickstarted the appointment process for the lower and upper primary teachers who had cleared Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) in Assam. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma doled out the appointment letters at a glittering function at Srimanata Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati.
Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has tasked the Education Department with appointing 50 thousand teachers this year and the department is eyeing to achieve this number by February. Sarma said that the Department will hire 10,000 more teachers in the month of September.
Sarma during his address also stated that the appointment of high school teachers will begin in September.
Sonowal, during his address, congratulated the newly-appointed teachers and highlighted the role of a teacher in society.
It needs mention here that as many as 5,315 primary teachers will be appointed in the first phase. Other selected candidates can download their appointment letters from https://dee.assam.gov.in.
Sarma had yesterday announced that the appointment process for lower primary and upper primary teachers in Assam will commence from August 28 after a long gap of 3 years.
"On 28th August, almost after three years, we are going to resume the appointment of teachers in our elementary schools based on merit. Happy to accomplish another task assigned me," Sarma informed via a tweet.
As many as 7,000 candidates will be appointed for the posts of Lower Primary ME teachers, Sarma has said. Himanta Biswa Sarma's announcement has been made amid growing speculation over the reopening of the educational institutions in the state as there appears to be uncertainty surrounding the reopening of educational institutes in Assam from September 1 as initially planned by the health department.
Sarma said the government would analyze suggestions and discuss with the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) prior to taking a call in this regard.