Guwahati: Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi gave assent to ‘The Assam Repealing Act 2020’ under which all the government-run Madrassas will now run as general educational institutions.
Addressing the step as historic and progressive, Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote on Twitter: “Historic & Progressive! Glad that The Assam Repealing Act 2020 has recieved the assent of Hon Governor & has come into effect. Madrassa Edu Provincialisation Act, 1995 and Assam Madrassa Education Act, 2018 stand repealed. All govt Madrassas will run as general education inst.”
The Assam Cabinet on December 13, 2020, approved the proposal to repeal provisions for Madrassas and Sanskrit tolls (schools).
Under the act, over 600 state-run Madrassas will be converted into upper primary, high and higher secondary schools with no change of status, pay, allowances and service conditions of the teaching and non-teaching staff.
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