"As of now, we have 14,331 posts. During the current fiscal, another 2,000-3,000 new vacancies will come up," Sarma said.
He said around an additional Rs 600 crore will be required annually after appointing these teachers. The Minister said a total of 88,571 persons have passed TET in the six rounds of examinations across Assam, of which over 68,800 have already been appointed. Regarding Assamese language, Sarma said a notification will be brought "very soon" to make the subject mandatory till Class X.
"Those who do not want to have these subjects, will have a choice between Bodo or Bengali languages. Bodo will be for tribal areas and Bengali for Barak Valley," he added.
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