By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 27: From an observer’s point of view, what should one term the scerio of education in the State – 111 colleges making do with the shortfall of 613 teachers?
Such a situation came to light on the floor of the Assam Assembly on Tuesday when State Education Minister Himanta Biswa was replying to a question from legislator zrul Haque. According to Sarma, the State has 111 colleges with 613 vacant posts. While the recruitment process to fill up 197 of the 613 vacant posts is underway, permission for the filling up the remaining 404 posts is being taken from the government, Sarma informed the House. Sarma further said: “There are 43 other non-provincialized colleges in the State. There are beyond the provisions of the 2017 provincialization Act, and as such they have not been provincialized. However, there are some teachers who fulfill the norms for the provincialization of their posts in the non-provincialized colleges. A process is underway to include such teachers under a new provincialization Act.”