HYDERABAD: The much-hyped DSC notification for conducting test for recruitment of teachers will be restricted to less than 15,000 posts. At one stage, the government had promised to issue a notification for recruitment to about 50,000 posts, but now it seems the number will be nowhere that.
According to sources in the department of school education, the department has been told to notify only 14,009 posts, including 2,870 School Assistant, for now under the Rashtriya Madhyamika Siksha Abhiyan (RMSA).
Initially, it was intended to fill 11,139 posts but the government created 9,569 posts under RMSA and issued a GO for direct recruitment. But teachers' associations opposed the government's move, saying that it was against the guidelines for teachers recruitment. The government issued another GO stating that they would fill only 30 per cent of the 9,569 posts through direct recruitment and the remaining through promotions. That means only 2,870 SA posts under RMSA will be notified by the DSC in addition to the earlier cleared 11,139 posts, taking the number to 14,009 posts.
With great difficulty the municipal administration department had 1,600 teacher posts in municipal schools covered by the present notification.
On the other hand, a proposal to fill 38,500 teacher posts under the Rajiv Vidya Mission to maintain a proper teacher-student ratio in all primary schools in the state in compliance with the right to education has been awaiting clearance and there is no chance of notifying these recruitments now.
In addition to the 14,000, the government will issue a separate notification to recruit 968 teachers for residential schools. Aspirants' hopes for a mega DSC notification for 50,000 teacher jobs have thus been dashed for now.