Jamshedpur : The East Singhbhum district education department is gearing up to appoint teachers in primary and middle schools.
While some were recruited after the first Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) conducted by the Jharkhand Academic Council in 2013.
A meeting in this regard was held with the state human resource development department (HRD), The district superintendent of education (DSE) Indra Bhushan Singh met the block education officers (BEO) to discuss how to start process for filling up the existing vacant teachers post in the district.
“We met the officials of the state HRD department in Ranchi on Tuesday and we were asked to implement the process as soon as possible. The work has been started to fill the vacant post for the benefit of the education system,” said Singh.
The process will recruit 831 intermediate pass teachers for the primary section, 395 teachers for Urdu primary schools, 250 B.A pass teachers for middle schools, 222 B.Sc pass teachers for middle schools and literature hons pass teachers for 256 vacant posts. Fifty per cent of the recruitment in the B.A, B.Sc and literature hons teachers will be done through promotion and the rest will be fresh recruits.
For years, thousands of posts of primary, middle government and aided schools have been lying vacant. Absence of teachers in schools has had an adverse affect in the quality education in the state.
Meanwhile, Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee secretary and senior Congress leader SRA Rizwi Chabban has said that most of the government schools in Jharkhand’s East Singhbhum district are running without the headmasters, teachers, and teaching work is being disrupted.
He informed that in East Singhbhum alone there are 58 Rajkiyakrit high schools, 11 of which have plus two. Out of these 47 high schools have just eight full-time headmasters, the rest of the work being carried out in-charges. The appointment of the headmasters has been delayed over the years by the government and education department.
Chabban urged the Chief Minister Raghuvar Das to soon overcome the shortage of teachers in government schools in East Singhbhum. He said that state of education should be improved and educational activities in the schools of the district must be brought on the track.