Assam government officials have announced that the government has decided to merge the Directorate of Historical and Antiquarian Studies with the Directorate of Museum.
"The decision has been taken to bring in semblance with the mandate of both the Directorates so that the works of preservation, display, research and communication for the purpose of study, education and enjoyment of the cultural objects of this state can simulated and brought under single umbrella," the official news release said.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, in a meeting with the Department of Higher Education, asked Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya to hold discussions with Department of Culture to negotiate terms of the merger and increase its efficiency.
CM Sonowal asserted that the merger will enable the Directorates to adopt a comprehensive method of research and assist the collection of historic manuscripts.
CM Sonowal and Bhattacharya also decided to hold interactive meetings with 10,000 teachers from all over the state. "The interactive sessions have been aimed at taking into cognizance the issues of the college teachers and enable them to render their duties and bring in more improvement in the overall landscape of education in the state," the statement declared.