Assam to appoint over 13,000 teachers by early 2017

Assam government on Sunday said that over 13,000 teachers will be appointed at schools and colleges to fill the vacancies across the state during early next year.


At a function to hand-over appointment letters to 73 teachers for higher secondary school, Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that more than 13,000 posts of teachers will be filled up in the next few months.

"In January, we will appoint 11,000 teachers in primary schools. For appointment in the next phase, we are talking with the Centre for relaxation of norms for 27,000 teachers," Sarma said.

More on the news:

  • The minister said that as many as 1,287 subject teachers will be given appointment letters within next two months
  • "There are many posts lying vacant in colleges also. We will fill 229 posts of lecturers within next one month," he said
  • Talking about the higher secondary schools, he said 700 such institutions do not have any principals at this moment
  • "All these higher secondary schools are being run by in-charge principals. We will appoint full-time principals in all these schools next month," the minister said.