Two new dental colleges to be set up in Assam: HBS

Guwahati, May 21: Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today announced in a press meet that the Government of India and Dental Council of India has approved the state’s proposal to establish two new dental colleges in the state.

The dental colleges shall be set up in Dibrugarh and Silchar. Sarma informed that BDS Course will be started in the colleges with intake of 50 students for each academic session. “This shall fulfill the need of specialist dentists” he added.

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Sarma also informed that, as per budget announcement, treasury challans for appearing in examinations of Grade 3 and Grade 4 posts of Assam Government has been abolished from today; no payment of fee has to be done for appearing in these examinations.

“The age limit for Grade 3 and Grade 4 posts will be increased from the existing 38 years to 44 years. I am pleased to share that the Personnel Department has issued notification for such relaxation except for the posts of Police Constable” the minister said.

He also informed that the salary of contractual teachers in secondary schools of Assam would be increased from Rs 15000 to Rs 20000 per month, benefiting around 7000 teachers of the state.

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