KOKRAJHAR, NOV 28: The BTAD College Principal’s Council has hailed Assam Education minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma’s move to extend college teacher and staff’s retirement age upto 62 years in service in the state.
A five member delegation team of BTAD College Principal’s Council led by it’s secretary and principal of Science College Kokrajhar Dr R N Sinha met Dr Sarma on Friday in his Kokrajhar visit and discussed on various issues and grievances of the college principal and teaching fraternities in the region.
Talking with some sections of journalists on Saturday in Kokrajhar, Dr Sinha told that the education minister has assured of extending the retirement age of college principal and teaching staffs would be 62 years instead of 60.
He informed that the council has urged the education minister to extend retirement age upto 62 years from present 60 those are in service in the colleges and accordingly, the education minister has agreed on the demands.
Dr Sinha has extended thanks to the education minister Dr Sarma for assurance of extending retirement age of college principal and its staffs.
He has put demand to the education minister for filling up teachers vacancies in colleges across the four districts of the Bodoland Territorial Council in earliest manner to extend educational services for being quality educational environment.
“Several teacher’s posts are lying vacancies in several colleges in BTAD region till date of which why some time college authority have to face teachers crisis”, Dr Sinha said.
He said that the college authorities and teaching fraternities are rendering their services dedicatedly to create healthy educational environment.
He has demanded to the state government and education minister for early release of free admission fees reimbursement in the region to maintain healthy run of colleges.
He has also urged the state government and education minister Dr Sarma to make reimbursement to the colleges of the free admission fees as college authorities have done free admission.
He informed that the college authorities are not getting reimbursement fees against the free admission for the session of 2020-21.
“The college authorities have done free admission of the students as per guidelines reached from state government and education department across the region. However, the college authorities are yet to get reimbursement of college admission fees from government till date”, Dr Sinha added.