Assam government is going to create a new body by merging class 10th and 12th boards, know the details!
The Assam government on Thursday said it has decided to merge the state boards for classes 10 and 12 into one entity. This decision was taken in the state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
According to a cabinet release shared by Sarma on Thursday, the Board of Secondary Education, Assam, (SEBA) and the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) will be merged to form a new body Assam State School Education Board ASSEB.
SEBA conducts the Class 10 board exams, while the Class 12 exams are overseen by AHSEC. The cabinet decided to merge the two-century-old bodies for "development, regulation and supervision of standards and quality of school education", the release said.
The decision comes nearly eight months after at least two question papers in the Class 10 board exams were leaked. General Science and Assamese question papers were leaked in March this year, while people also claimed that questions from some other subjects were also leaked.
The incident forced SEBA to reschedule the examinations of all subjects of General Science, Modern Indian Languages (MIL) including Assamese and English.
The Cabinet also approved amendments to several rules of recruitment of school teachers at various levels to maintain the student-teacher ratio and ensure optimum utilization of manpower. Further, the Council of Ministers gave retrospective approval to the creation of the Khasi-Jaintia Development Council.
To promote electric vehicles, the government decided to reduce the existing duty on motor vehicle tax (non-transport) by two per cent for purchases till March 31, 2025. The Cabinet also approved holding the budget session for 2024-25. Assam Assembly from February 5 next year.