Two Lakh Teacher Vacancies in Govt Higher Secondary Schools 2020
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1374
ANSWERED ON: 25.11.2019
Raja Amareshwara Naik
Sukanta Majumdar Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government constituted a high-level committee to enquire into the allegations
regarding sale of fake degrees by certain universities;
(b) if so, the details thereof, State-wise;
(c) whether there are two lakh teachers vacancies in secondary and higher secondary schools across States including Bihar and Jammu and Kashmir, UT;
(d) if so, the details thereof, State-wise; and
(e) the other steps taken/being taken by the Government in this regard?
MINISTER OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI RAMESH POKHRIYAL ”NISHANK”)
(a) & (b): The University Grants Commission (UGC) had constituted a high-level committee under the Chairmanship of Prof. Yogesh Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Delhi Technological University to enquire into the alleged sale of degrees by certain Universities. The Committee submitted its report and UGC has communicated appropriate action to the Universities and State Governments concerned.
(c) to (e): The state-wise vacancies of teachers for the year 2018-19 in respect of Secondary and Senior Secondary Education are at Annexure.
The recruitment of teachers is a continuous process and the vacancies keep arising due to retirement and additional requirements on account of enhanced students’ strength. Education is in the concurrent list of the Constitution. The recruitment, service conditions and deployment of teachers come under the purview of the concerned State/Union Territory (UT) Government.
However, Ministry of Human Resource Development has been requesting all the States and UT Governments for filling-up the vacant posts of teachers and their rational deployment, for which the
Ministry issues advisories to all States and UTs from time to time.
Further, the Central Government through the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Samagra Shiksha, provides assistance to the States and UTs for deployment of additional teachers to maintain appropriate Pupil Teacher Ratio as per the prescribed norms for various levels of schooling, and for induction and in-service training of teachers.
Source: Lok Sabha