Guwahati: After governments decision of shutting down the Madrassa in the state, as many as 148 Madrassa Contractual Teachers to be shifted to schools under general Secondary Education.
The Secondary Education (Planning Cell) Department made the announcement by relieving an order against it.
According to the order, “148 Madrassa Contractual Teachers may be shifted to schools under general Secondary Education.”
The teachers have been requested to submit a formal proposal regarding their shifting general schools.
The government spends Rs 3-4 crore annually on madrassas in the state.
The Government has decided to shut down Madrassas in state and reinvent themselves as high and higher secondary schools as part of a policy decision by the BJP-led government not to spend public money on “religious education”.
Earlier, finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that if religious texts are to be provided to student, and then demands might arise from different groups of people for studying Gita or Bible. There was no problem however, if people wanted to learn more about religion or related matters to satisfy their personal interest, at their own expenses.
In a secular country, the government could not provide religious texts in schools for only selected groups of students spending its official funds.