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Aim for the stars! Opt for a job at Reliance than become a TET teacher: Assam CM

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Guwahati: “A job in Reliance is more rewarding and satisfying than a TET-passed teacher,” Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday as he asked younger generations to strive for better and more rewarding ventures rather that look around for a Government job that could be less rewarding in terms of remuneration.

Chief Minister Sarma was addressing the Youth Leadership Conclave 2022 organised by Pragya Foundation at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra.

The Assam Chief Minister’s comment, incidentally, comes days after the protest staged by TET teachers at Kahilipara, Guwahati, demanding regularisation of jobs.

“Getting a job in Reliance is a matter of pride. It’s much better than opting for a job in TET. A TET teacher won’t ever get a pay hike of Rs 50,000 at any point of time till retirement. However, if one works properly in Reliance, an employee there can easily draw a salary in excess of Rs 50,000 per month. Pay scales in private companies are much higher than Government jobs,” Sarma added.

While comparing the people of Assam with Delhi and Gujarat, the chief minister also stated that the percentage of people opting for Government jobs is much lesser compared to Assam. “Youths doing good in their studies in these States are more into investment banking, share market trading, financial consultant etc while we back home are still living in the mentally which is 30 to 40 years old. Our children from Assam haven’t got that exposure yet,” CM Sarma further said.

He urged the younger generations to develop a positive mindset and build a competitive spirit that would lead us to a new Assam of peace and all-round development.

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