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Education department asked to absorb SSA teachers

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 July 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From our correspondent
Itagar, July 30: Chief Minister Khandu said the government has directed the education department to come up with a policy to absorb Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers into the state government service as regular staff.
“Regularisation of the SAA teachers is a burning problem, as many of them have served more than 10 years while many are on the verge of crossing their age limit to apply for job in government sectors,” the CM said during his visit to the Government College at Tawang on Saturday.
Khandu said the education department has also been instructed to fill up the vacancy for teachers in upgraded schools and colleges, an official report informed here on Sunday.
“Recruitment drives would be carried out soon for 67 posts of assistant professors sanctioned in July. More than 1,500 posts of teachers in government schools are also being created,” he said.
The chief minister inspected the facilities of the college, which is functioning from its temporary campus at Tsangyang Gyatso High Altitude Stadium and Government Primary School.Khandu said the college had to establish in a hurry, as absence of institute for higher education in the district had taken a toll on the academic career of young boys and girls.
He said students from Tawang earlier had to go outside the district for higher education, which many poor families couldn’t afford.
Khandu hoped that with the college now at their doorstep, parents and guardians can keep in touch with their children and monitor their progress.
He appreciated Principal-in-charge Dr Yeshi Gyesen for showing great leadership skill in arranging a good faculty for the college and for giving up his earlier posting at Tawang College.
The chief minister said that state government had allocated Rs 10 crore for the college and requested the administration and the department to speed up construction works for academic and hostel buildings in the permanent campus. He also informed that education department had been requested to provide immediate funds for running the classes at the temporary campus.
Khandu also doted Rs 5 lakh for the college and assured to dote funds through Dorjee Khandu Trust to Tawang Monpa Employees Society (TMES) for establishment of a coaching centre in Tawang to train students for various competitive exams.

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