The Assam Government has decided to convert all State-run Madrasas (Institute where Islamic teachings are taught) and Sanskrit Tols (Ashrams where Sanskrit is taught) to 'normal schools", India Today reported.
According to media reports, Sarma said this process would be completed in the next two months. However, this decision will not affect privately run Madrassas.
"These Madrassas will function within a regulatory framework. We are bringing a law where Government-run Madrassas have to function under a regulatory framework and disclose the number of students enrolled. They will have to compulsorily teach general subjects along with religious one," Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
"Since the State is a secular institution, it cannot fund religious teaching," Sarma added.
When asking about education board, Himanta Biswa Sarma said the Government has decided to convert them to higher secondary schools because at present there is no independent board to regulate them.