Assam Govt Working on 1 Lakh Recruitment Process: Ranoj Pegu

Major appointments will be made again on September 23 and as many as 4,717 teachers will be given appointment letters.
Assam education minister Ranoj Pegu | FILE
Assam education minister Ranoj Pegu | FILE

Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu on Tuesday said the government is expediting recruitment process to fill up over one lakh vacancies.

Addressing a press meet the minister said teachers with grace marks will be appointed.

He said, “Although court case is pending, however, obstacles will be removed. It has been decided to recruit those who have passed TET and college teachers.”

Major appointments will be made again on September 23 and as many as 4,717 teachers will be given appointment letters.

The minister said, “As per the court order, 298 selected candidates of TET exam will get appointments and soon education department white paper will be published.”

He further said, the education department has undergone massive changes since 2011 and work for infrastructure development is also being done.”

Advertisements will be published soon for teachers’ post.

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Meanwhile, speaking on suspension of Victor Das, Minister Pegu said that he has been suspended as per rules.  

“According to rules, if a person stays in police custody for 48 hours, then he/she is subjected to be suspended. Department investigation will be done against Victor Das,” he said.

Notably, the Office of the District Elementary Education, Kamrup, in a notification stated that Victor Das has been placed under suspension considering the report of Head teacher of Panitema Radha Krishna Jugal Milan L.P. School with immediate effect.

Victor Das was arrested by the Assam police on September 9 on charges of allegedly spreading rumours about a ‘scam’ in the recruitment process to fill up over 26,000 vacant posts in different departments however, Gauhati high court had granted an interim bail to Das till September 29.

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