Appointment letters distributed to 4511 teachers in Assam


GUWAHATI: Assam Education Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday morning distributed 4511 appointment letters in a ceremony held at Khanapara in Guwahati. Teachers from 18 districts of Assam got appointment letters today — 641 teachers of higher secondary level and 3686 teachers of lower primary level.

“After becoming education minister till-date, I have signed one lakh teachers’ appointment,” said Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.

About the groups the teachers were divided into, Dr. Sarma said, “The teachers under Group A got their appointments in the first year after BJP formed the government in Assam. Over 300 teachers in Group A got the benefits.”  

“The teachers under Group B are those who got appointments and are also getting their salaries regularly and have completed their training. They will receive the regular appointment letters, but there are a few teachers who will work only for a few days or months and will retire from their posts. But those teachers, even if they retire after working for a month, will get a gratuity amount of Rs. 10 lakh under the National Pension Scheme (NPS) account,” added Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.

“The teachers under Group C are the ones who got salary but have not done the training. Such teachers will get appointments as tutors. They also should not worry as a committee has been formed for them. I suggest they should take the appointment letters, and a portal will start soon where such teachers must submit the appointment letter and training certificate and those who are eligible will be made regular by the Directorate of Elementary Education. We will decide how we can give them the benefits of NPS, gratuity and other benefits,” said Dr. Sarma.

“The teachers under Group D are the ones who got appointments from the managing authority and the ones who got appointments under the Government. I just want to say that from today, issues of Category A, B and C will be resolved. So, now we will see what can be done for those teachers. We will leave back nobody. Overall, all teachers who are working will be looked after and we will try to help all the teachers,” added the education minister.

My heartiest congratulations to 4511 primary teachers who received their appointment letters from me, @Bhabesh_KalitaR@JogenMohan  at Khanapara. We’re certain that you will give your finest to make education delivery qualitatively superior to ensure stronger future generation,” Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Tweeted.


Education Department’s Chief Secretary, B Kalyan Chakraborty, Commissioner Pritam Saikia, Bijoya Choudhury, and other dignitaries were present at the appointments distribution ceremony.