FROM A CORRESPONDENT
GAURISAGAR, July 23: After a long period, the present State Government has taken initiative for appointment of regular Principals in 650 provincialized secondary schools with a view to strengthen the secondary education and environment across the State.
In this regard the Director of Secondary Education of Assam, Babulal Sarmah, had issued a government notification vide GB-EST/ Guidelines/Principals/2012/111(A) dated 7-6-16 for filling up posts of Principals. In the notification the requisite qualifications for appointment of Principal are that the candidate must be M.A/M.Sc /M.Com with B.T/B.Ed degree from any recognized university having uniform good academic career. Candidate must have at least 15 years of service as postgraduate teacher or Vice-Principal or both in any of the provincialized Higher Secondary schools or the candidate must have 17 years of teaching experience as graduate teacher in any Higher Secondary/Higher Secondary and Multipurpose school.
The postgraduate teachers of various high schools having B.Ed/B.T have expressed their resentment for allegedly being deprived of getting appointed as Principals despite having the requisite qualifications. With a view to seeking intervention of the authority concerned as well as the government, recently a meeting was held in Sivasagar. In the meeting an adhoc committee of All Assam Postgraduate B.Ed degree holders High School Teachers Association was formed.
The meeting discussed the inequity, discrimitory policy of the government in appointment of regular Principal. They opined that there was no difference of education qualification, appointment letter, salary structure and teaching between the graduate teachers of high schools and higher secondary schools. The teachers can be transferred from high school to higher secondary (HS) and from higher secondary to high school as per government rule. The ‘deprived’ teachers asked if a graduate teacher of a HS school having requisite qualifications could apply for the post of Principal in his school and other schools than why a graduate teacher of a high school having all requisite norms could not apply?
With a view to discuss thoroughly and to form a full-fledged State-level committee, a meeting has been organized on July 25 in Guwahati in front of Dispur State Bank.