Last updated time: 15 Mar 2023 17:50 IST
Also recently KVS announced that 12,099 vacancies are open for recruitment (Representative Image)
Government data tabled in the Lok Sabha on March 13 shows that recruitment of contract teachers has increased sharply since the pandemic, as recruitment of permanent teachers has stalled.
The number of contract teachers employed by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has tripled in the last few years. Government data tabled in the Lok Sabha on March 13 shows that recruitment of contract teachers has increased sharply since the pandemic, as recruitment of permanent teachers has stalled. The number of teachers on contract has increased from 3,260 in 2020-21 to 10,462 in 2022-23, the Lok Sabha said, the Indian Express reported.
Meanwhile, KVS, which runs centralized schools, has recently announced that 12,099 vacancies are open for recruitment. Of the total permanent posts in Kendriya Vidyalaya, 6,150 are under non-reserved category/general category, 3,254 are reserved for Other Backward Classes (OBCs), and 1,802 and 893 are reserved for SC and ST candidates respectively. The details of the above notices were disclosed by the government in a written reply to a question by Yuvajana Sramika Ritu Congress Party (YSRCP) MP N Reddappa in the Lok Sabha on Monday, Indian Express reported.
Additionally, as on December 31, 2022, KV had 10,462 contract teachers, according to Union Minister of State for Education Annapurna Devi’s written reply to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Ritesh Pandey.
Last year data showed that there were around 9539 vacancies in 2018-19 and 8912 vacancies in 2019-2020. The report states that the number of contract teachers has decreased to 3,260 in the 2020-2021 school year. But within a year, the demand for contract teachers increased again to 8,105, and by 2023 to 10,462.
“Vacancies arise due to additional requirements on account of retirement, resignation, promotion and renewal/sanction of new streams as well as increase in student strength,” the Indian Express report quoted the government as saying. Thus, filling up such vacancies on a regular basis is a continuous process and efforts are made as per the relevant rules.
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