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TET jobs with a rider

Guwahati, May 7: Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said candidates who have cleared the Teacher Eligibility Test and likely to be appointed soon would have to serve in schools only in rural and interior areas in the state.

Sarma told The Telegraph that the teachers’ posts would be non-transferable and thus candidates would have to be mentally prepared to serve in rural areas. He said all candidates who have passed the TET would get jobs at Rs 16,000 salary per month.

“Expenditures related with payment of salaries to teachers will be borne both by the Centre and the state government under the Right to Education Act,” he said.

The minister said the government has already appointed teachers with TET qualification for the Sixth Schedule districts. While 632 teachers were appointed in Kokrajhar district, the number is 431 in Karbi Anglong, 57 in Dima Hasao district, 368 in Chirang district, 401 in Baksa district and 516 in Udalguri district.

He said the candidates were likely to join classes by June 1.