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Assam Chief Minister presents appointment letters to 29,701 teachers

Transparent procedure of appointment to teachers is tribute to their merits, says Sarbananda Sonowal

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Dispur: Creating a precedent in the history of state’s education sector, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in presence of Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma presented appointment letters to 29,701 teachers at a programme held at Sarusajai Sports Complex here Friday.

It may be noted that in the biggest ever appointment letter distribution event in a single day, 16,484 teachers were given appointment for provincializing their schools and 13, 217 TET teachers also got appointment by virtue of their merits.

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With this appointment, shortage of teachers in the educational institutions would be addressed to a great extent.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the appointment to 29,701 teachers is a testimony of the State government’s keen interests to bring about qualitative improvement in the education sector. True to the announcements made in the Independence Day speech regarding appointment of 50 thousand teachers, Friday’s appointment of thousands of teachers is a huge stride taken towards fulfilling the promise of the State government.

Sonowal, therefore, thanked Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for his leadership. Hailing the transparent process adopted in recruiting the teachers, Sonowal said that the procedure adopted for the appointment is the reflection to merits of the teachers.

The Chief Minister said that the newly appointed teachers must shoulder the responsibility to develop the youth as quality human resource who could shine in the global job market.

Sonowal termed the teachers as the architect of the future of the younger generation and urged them to suitably guide the students to be successful in every competition of their life. Stating that the Assam government since coming to power took up a number of initiatives to improve academic scenario of the State, the Chief Minister highlighted several schemes presently being implemented in the education sector.

He also called for united efforts of teachers, parents and students for creating positive academic environment and urged them to perform their responsibilities with dedication and sincerity. The Chief Minister said that large number of students of the State used to go to other parts of the country earlier to pursue higher education as there was a dearth of such institutions in Assam. He further said that State government’s steps for increasing the number of higher educational institutions including medical and engineering colleges, universities, AIIMS, Indian Agricultural Research Institution, National Institute of Design etc., significantly helped the students.

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