Guwahati: The Assam government decided to create 819 new posts for teachers in 422 schools in the tea garden areas in the state.
The decision was taken in the cabinet meeting, which was held in Guwahati on Wednesday, under the leadership of Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
“The state cabinet has decided to create 819 posts of teachers in 419 tea garden-managed Lower Primary Schools, two tea garden-managed Middle English (ME) Schools and one tea garden-managed High School, for improvement of the education sector in tea garden areas,” said Assam Minister Jayanta Malla Baruah.
However, the cabinet has decided to create two posts of teachers in every tea garden-managed LP school, three teachers in every ME school, and six teachers in one High school, Baruah added.
“The service of existing teachers will not be provincialised, they will continue to work under the existing norms. We will create additional posts of teachers and will be appointing them as government teachers,” he said.
Meanwhile, the education minister Ranoj Pegu said that the state government will spend Rs 33 crore for this purpose to impart quality education to the students of the tea garden communities.
On the other hand, the Cabinet also decided to streamline the process of land settlement in municipal areas for the beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U), Jayanta Malla Baruah said.
The state cabinet also approved the raising of a RIDF loan of Rs 441.86 crore from NABARD for rural infrastructure projects – 24 rural road-cum-embankments in 17 districts, 66 minor irrigation projects in 29 districts, 100 tea garden school construction in 20 districts and the fund will result in expeditious completion of the projects and significantly improve infrastructure in rural areas of the state,” the minister added.