Himanta Biswa Sarma Assam Finance and Education Minister said that currently 15,852 teaching posts are lying vacant in middle english and high schools of the state.
Over Ass, including 28,000 teaching posts, are vacant in government schools across Assam, the state Assembly was informed on Tuesday.
Sarma in reply to a query by Congress MLA Jakir Hussain Sikdar said, vacancy of regular teachers stand at 12,121 in primary schools.
The Education Minister said, 999 third and 2,113 fourth grade posts are vacant in the middle and high schools, while 1,189 fourth grade posts are vacant in primary schools. He informed steps are being taken to fill the vacancies.
Currently, 99,234 teachers are working in primary schools, while 55,094 are teaching in middle english and high schools, Sarma said.
A total of 14,362 people are working in third and fourth grade posts in primary, middle english and high schools across the state, he added. Assam currently has 51,950 schools, including 47,818 primary schools, across the state, Sarma informed.