Chief Minister Mr. Virbhadra Singh stated that government is resolute to provide quality education in the state. Efforts are being taken to fill up the vacant posts of different categories of the teachers to facilitate the students in getting better education facility near to their homes.
Presiding over the review meeting of education department at Shimla yesterday, the Chief Minister said that 3894 posts of J.B.T., C&V and T.G.T. are being filled up in the state particularly in tribal, far-flung and backward areas adding that 749 posts of J.B.T had already been filled up by the elementary education department in six districts of the state while process is on to fill up the posts in rest six districts.
He said that 350 posts of head masters had been filled up through promotions in the higher education department while 40 more posts of head masters would be filled after the decision comes in a pending case in the high court. He also said that government had filled up 376 posts of principles.
Mr. Singh said that government had also benefited different categories of the teachers through appointments and promotions. He said that 1370 posts of C&V teachers would be filled up in all the districts and 187 posts of language teachers and 125 posts would be filled up through promotion and 188 through batch wise system by promotions through subordinate services selection board (SSSB), Hamirpur for which the board is organising Teacher Eligibility Test on 19 January, 2014.
Mr. Virbhadra Singh said that interviews for 462 T.G.T’s from the backlog had been conducted and they would be soon given appointments. Besides, 592 posts of T.G.T’s were being filled up by direct recruitment through SSSB. He added that the process of interviews for filling up 42 posts of T.G.T’s for the handicapped candidates had also been completed who would soon get appointments.
He said that government would appoint 1308 J.B.T’s, 1370 C&V teachers and 1216 T.G.T’s in the elementary education department. He said 146 posts of superintendent grade-II and 187 posts of senior assistants had been filled up through promotions besides recruiting 96 clerks from L.D.R and sports quota in the state adding that approval had also been accorded for filling up 333 posts through outsourcing.
Mr. Singh said that 16 posts of deputy director in education had also been filled up which were vacant since long. The recruitment process for appointing 103 lecturers of commerce and 970 I.P. and Information technology lecturers of school cadre is at final stage while the process to promote 500 T.G.T’s as post graduate teachers would also be completed soon.
Mr. R.D. Dhiman, Principal Secretary, Education detailed out various activities of the department and said that better educational facilities would be ensure to the students of the state up to the remote areas with the filling up of the vacant posts of the teachers. Mr. V.C. Pharka, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Mr. Dinkar Burathoki, Director, Higher Education and other senior officers attended the meeting.