Assam Govt To Introduce ‘Special Law’ For Teachers, Himanta Biswa Sarma Asserts

Teachers, whoever violates the rules, would be punished with labour imprisonment for three years: Himanta Biswa Sarma


Assam Education and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on March 3rd, 2020, informed the house on the second day of the Budget Session of the Assembly that the government will bring a ‘special law’ for the transfer and appointment policy of the teachers in the state.

Replying to a query of West Guwahati MLA Ramendra Narayan Kalita in the ongoing budget session of the state assembly, the minister said that the government will soon implement Teacher Accountability Commission (TAC).

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The minister also informed that it is mandatory for the teachers to serve for at least 10 years in the school where he is posted first. “After serving the mandatory period in the first place of posting, the teachers can apply online for transfer to one’s home district,” he added.

Besides, he informed that the teachers, whoever violates the rule, would be punished with labour imprisonment for three years. “Those, whoever recommends such transfer, will also be punished,” he added.

Talking about the TET teachers, who had got transfer earlier, Sarma said the transfer orders will be reverted. “They will have to join their previous place of posting,” he added.

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