Not a Perfect 'Model' for These Teachers

Two years have passed by and yet there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel for over a 1,000 PG teachers who are waiting anxiously for a posting in AP Model Schools

Published: 23rd September 2014 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd September 2014 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

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HYDERABAD: For scores of candidates who made it to the AP Model Schools in 2012 for different posts, the dreams of a government job is yet to fructify.

The lackadaisical approach on the part of government in  carrying out timely recruitment has proved costly. Over 1,000 selected PG teachers in the State are left with a faint hope of receiving appointment orders in the near future.

While then State government in the united AP had promised to fill up the ‘remaining’ posts at the start of 2014-15 academic year, nothing constructive has come so far from the government of the day.

As many as 1,008 PG teachers who had become eligible in the test conducted in 2012 are still awaiting postings.

Worse still, 275 candidates who had already attended the certificate verification process last year are yet to receive their appointment orders. With the recruitment of teachers not taking place, all 149 Model Schools in the State are in a situation that a social teacher has to double up as a maths teacher and, if need be as an English tutor too!

The inordinate delay in carrying out recruitment has not only angered students but has also adversely affected the standards of the model schools, says PG teacher B Bindu Madhavi from Kadapa.

“If there are no adequate teachers in schools, how can they be called as Model Schools? If the government does not appoint  recruitment immediately there would be chances that no student remains in these Model Schools,” she adds.

Another such candidate Narra Ravi Kumar from Guntur asks pointedly as what is preventing the AP government from giving a nod for the recruitment. In line with the promise made by then State government in united Andhra Pradesh, the Telangana government has initiated counselling process to fill up the vacant posts, he says. “For last one year, we have been waiting for the appointment orders. Even private schools have shown us the door as they thought we would leave as soon as we receive the orders from the government. But that never happened. As a result we are left in debts,” he adds.

Asked for their response, the authorities in the School Education department have declined to comment on the issue. “We cannot say anything at the moment,” one officer said.

Unending Saga

United AP government issued notification for recruitment of 7,100 posts in AP Model Schools in Feb 2012

The written exam was conducted in May 2012 and results were announced in Oct 2012. Successful candidates’ list was announced in April 2013

Web counseling was conducted for all PGT candidates leaving behind about 50 per cent of candidates belonging to English and Mathematics subjects in Oct 2013

The remaining candidates (1,008) were promised to be recruited in phase II within a year

Second phase of recruitment in Telangana is under way and candidates to receive their appointment orders soon. But there is no development from AP government’s side

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