Assam government to form a 40-member committee to implement National Education Policy soon: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Guwahati, Aug 1: Assam government will form a 40-member high-level committee by aiming to implement the new National Education Policy in the state.

Welcoming the new National Education Policy, Assam Education Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said while addressing a press conference held in Guwahati that, the state government is going to constitute a 40-member committee under the leadership of the Principal Secretary of Education department.

The committee will be divided into various subgroups and it will give recommendations as to how to implement the National Education Policy in Assam. We will quickly prepare a blueprint on how to implement the new education policy in Assam by December 31 this year,” Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

He further said that a government order will be issued for constituting the committee soon and the committee will be functioned within a week.

On the other hand, the Assam government is planning to reopen the schools and colleges in the state from September 1.

This is a preliminary assessment and the final decision will be taken on the basis of the Union government’s guidelines and the COVID-19 situation in the state. But we are planning to reopen the schools and colleges in the state from September 1,Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

The Assam minister also said that, by aiming to provide better education facility to the students of the tea garden areas of the state, the Assam government has decided to construct 119 high schools in 119 tea garden clusters.

The state government has sanctioned Rs 142.50 crore – Rs 1.19 crore for each high school construction. The construction works of all 119 high schools will be started at a time on October 2 and our target is to complete the construction works within 7 months,” Sarma said.

He also said that the state government is going to appoint more than 4000 teachers on August 15.