GUWAHATI, May 24 – In continuation of its efforts at educational reforms, the State Government has decided that all post-graduate teachers in the higher secondary schools must teach the lower classes (Class IX and X) and the graduate teachers having post-graduate degree will be required to teach Class XI and XII in the relevant subject in which they completed their post graduation.
Announcing this decision of the Government here on Thursday, Education and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that this step will ensure that post-graduate teachers who earlier refused to take classes in the lower section will not idle away their time.
“Further, we have also decided that schools having classes upto XII shall be named as secondary school instead of higher secondary school. The relevant service rules will be amended accordingly,” said Sarma, adding that this rule will come into effect from June 1 in all Government and government aided schools in the State.
On the other hand, the Government has also come up with a slew of rules for the contractual teachers appointed in 2010. Under the new rules that would be effective from June 1, the salary of these contractual teachers will be enhanced to Rs 15,500. Their salary at present is Rs 8000.
These teachers who earlier had to work for 11 months in a year as per their contract rule will from June work for 12 months and will be entitled to the benefits enjoyed by any State Government employee. These contractual teachers will enjoy casual leave, maternity leave and will also be able to apply for the pension scheme.