Act enforced to abolish state-run Madrassas in Assam from April 1


Guwahati:  All government-run Madrassas in Assam will be abolished and over 620 such institutions will be converted into general schools from April 1 onwards after a law passed to this effect by the state Assembly on December 30.

Assam governor Prof. jagdish Mukhi gave consent to the Assam Repealing Act 2020 which was passed to abolish the Assam Madrassa Education (Provincialisation) Act, 1995 and the Assam Madrassa Education (Provincialisation of Services of Employees and Re-Organisation of Madrassa Educational Institutions) Act, 2018.

Education department officials said that with the enforcement of the act, the State Madrassa Education Board in Assam would also be disbanded.

Terming the development as “historic” and “progressive”,  Assam Education Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said in a tweet: “Glad that The Assam Repealing Act 2020 has received 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 Madrassa Edu Provincialisation Act, 1995 and Assam Madrassa Education Act, 2018 stand repealed.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.”