The Assam government announced on Tuesday that it will eliminate 8,000 vacant school teacher positions in the elementary education department because a larger number of contractual educators are already employed under the Sarba Siksha Abhiyan (SSA).
According to Education Minister Ranoj Pegu, the state government offered a regular pay scale and other benefits to 11,206 contractual teachers working under the SSA in lower and upper primary schools in 2020.
“In order to maintain sanity in the face of this near-regularisation, the Govt. “I have decided to keep 8000 sanctioned posts of regular teachers vacant in order to avoid duplicity and financial neutrality,” he wrote on Facebook.
On the other hand Ranoj Pegu took to Twitter to announce that ” Govt of Assam had decided in 2020 to offer regular pay scale, along with all other benefits, including service upto 60 years, to 11206 LP/UP teachers working under SSA. On the other hand , Now, as these vacant posts are kept frozen and shall be vacant for a long period till the retirement of the contractual teachers, Govt. has considered it prudent to abolish them for financial discipline.
Govt. may create posts as and when required owing to an increase in enrolment in the future.”
Now, as these vacant posts are kept frozen and shall be vacant for a long period till the retirement of the contractual teachers, Govt. has considered it prudent to abolish them for financial discipline. 3/4
— Ranoj Pegu (@ranojpeguassam) November 8, 2022