Assam govt: Free admissions to all educational institutes for 2020-21 academic year

Samrat Roy Samrat Roy
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Assam government decision to make admission to universities, colleges and higher secondary schools within the state free came as a relief for several students and parent . The Assam Education Minister on Sunday i.e. June 7, 2020, said that admission to various to universities, colleges and higher secondary schools are going to be free during the present school year to make sure there's no additional burden on parents already suffering from the coronavirus lockdown. The minister further added that there'll be no hidden costs.

A day after the declaration of the SEBA Assam HSLC Results 2020, while lecture the media, the minister said, "Students from the upper secondary to the postgraduate level, including medical, engineering and polytechnic students, are going to be admitted to institutes for free of charge .”

Students must know that the prospectus and admission forms are going to be free and available online.

According to the official tweet by ANI, “Assam Govt has made all admissions — from HS upto PG level including medical, engineering, polytechnic for tutorial year 2020-21, absolutely free.Under stress due to #COVID19, this shall be an enormous relief to families. All prospectus are going to be free: State Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.”

Mr Biswa further added, “the Department of Education also will pay Rs 1,000 as monthly mess dues for those staying in hostels and a further amount of Rs 1,000 to all or any students for purchasing textbooks.”

He said, "All the scholars must mention their bank details within the admission forms in order that the matter are often haunted from the initial stage and there's no delay in depositing money in their bank accounts."

Mr Sarma said, “Students who passed the SEBA HSLC Board Exams last year are going to be given computers in their school and people who have cleared the test this year will get Rs 20,000 in order that they will buy computers of their choice.

The government also decided to supply the advantages of normal pay scale to 29,701 teachers under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), 11,206 contractual state pool teachers and 5,243 highschool contractual teachers at par with educators in government schools.

Mr Sarma added, "These teachers will still be in commission till 60 years aged , get regular pay-scale, leave and medical benefits along side other facilities that regular government teachers get. The government brought a Bill seeking to limit inter-district transfer of teachers for 12 years. consistent with its provisions, there'll be a computer-based transfer policy with an initial lockdown period of 12 years. However, transfers within the district are going to be allowed.”

Another Bill was brought seeking to form Assamese a compulsory subject from Class 1 to 10 altogether schools within the state, with similar provisions with reference to Bengali in Barak Valley districts and Bodo in Bodoland Territorial Region, Mr Sarma said.

According to the minister, both the bills are pending the governor's assent. The performance of state schools during this year's Class 10 board examinations was better than the last year.