Guwahati: The Assam government introduced a bill in the state assembly on Monday to pave the way for appointment in all posts in colleges through an official recruitment board.
The government also brought another bill dealing with teachers’ transfers in schools.
Education Minister Ranoj Pegu said the aim of the legislation is to constitute a common selection or recruitment board in the form of Assam College Serivces Recruitment Board (ACSRB) for carrying out the appointments in the colleges.
However, the bill seeks remove with the provision of appointment of both teaching and non-teaching staff by the Director of Higher Education, Assam, on the basis of selection and recommendation by the governing body of the respective college.
The appointments will be now made by the higher education director on basis of selection and recommendation made by the ACSRB, said official.
The ACSRB will be constituted by the government, with a person of high repute from academic or administrative field, not below the rank of principal secretary, as the chairman.
The board, with a term of two years, will conduct examination and interview for teaching posts such as principal and assistant professor, and non-teaching posts like librarian, junior assistant and peon.
Through The Assam Elementary and Secondary School Teachers (Regulation of Posting and Transfer) (Amendment) Bill, 2023, also introduced by Pegu, it has been sought to streamline transfer and posting of teachers keeping in mind the academic interest of the student community and proper utilisation of manpower.