Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary introduced a Bill in the Assembly to bring Madrassas of the state under the prevailing statutory norms and standards. The move by Assam government was initiated to restrict growth of such institutions according to sources.
The Assam Madrassa Education (Provincialisation of Services of Employees and Re-Organisation of Madrassa Educational Institutions) Bill, 2018 was introduced yesterday by the Parliamentary Affairs Minister on behalf of the Education Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma.
In his statement of objects and reasons, Sarma said the Bill has “a objective to restrict any further growth of Madrassa venture educational institutions in the state”. It is brought to monitor that Madrassa schools conform to the prevailing statutory norms and standards.
In a separate Bill tabled, the government proposed to fix minimum pay for teaching and non-teaching staff of private schools across the state.
The Assam Non-Government Educational Institutions (Regulation and Management) (Amendment) Bill, 2018 proposed that “no teaching or non-teaching staff of a non-government educational institution shall be paid emoluments less than the norms fixed by the appropriate authority”.
Besides, the teachers of private schools will have to be qualified as per norms set by the National Council for Teachers Education and the norms fixed under the respective Service Rules framed by the state government, the Bill said.