The Gujarat government, on Saturday, issued appointment letters to about 10,000 vidhyasahayaks (assistant teachers) recruited through an online process.
Chief Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad and other ministers in the various district headquarters handed over appointment letters to the teachers.
About 5,000 assistant teachers have been recruited for maths and science subjects and another 5,000 for English language.
It is for the first time that the education department carried out a centralized online recruitment process and completed the selection within a month.
Addressing the newly-recruited teachers through a satellite network, the chief minister appealed to them to be innovative in teaching.
“Lay stress on the spread of computer literacy and encourage sports, especially chess," he said.