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Government to recruit 25,000 teachers

With a large number of schools reeling under shortage of teachers, the State Government on Thursday decided to recruit 25,000 teachers in phases.

Published: 02nd August 2013 11:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2013 11:45 AM   |  A+A-

With a large number of schools reeling under shortage of teachers, the State Government on Thursday decided to recruit 25,000 teachers in phases.

A high level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik decided to recruit 14,181 sikhya sahayaks and 3,500 teachers for multi-lingual education in the first phase.

“The recruitment process will start this week and the selection of sikhya sahayaks will be completed by end of November,” official sources said.

 Advertisement will be issued on August 7 inviting applications from eligible candidates for recruitment to 14,181 sikhya sahayak posts including 100 Telugu, 60 Urdu and 50 Bengali teachers.

The Telugu teachers will take care of the needs of the Telugu speaking students of Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput and Puri districts. The School and Mass Education Department will start a teachers’ training programme for the newly recruited Telugu teachers.

The Bengali teachers will be posted in the districts of Balasore, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur having sizeable Bengali population.

Besides, an additional 3500 Sikhya Sahayaks for multi-lingual education under mother tongue based programmes for tribal districts will be selected for recruitment, the sources added.Meanwhile, process is under way for recruitment of 4,707 contractual teachers in High Schools through district education officers.

Further, 90 posts of headmaster (OES-II) and block education officers will be recruited through the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC).

“This will strengthen the reorganisational efforts of the department to improve governance,” a senior officer of the department said.

The Department has initiated move to fill up the promotional posts lying vacant by holding departmental promotion committees (DPCs) regularly. Since several cases relating to promotional posts are pending in different courts, the Department will take leave of the courts for filling up the vacancies.Sarva Sikhya Abhiyan (SSA), a flagship programme of the Centre for universalisation of elementary education, was launched in 2001 with an objective to provide education to children in the age group of 6-14 in a time bound manner.

The State has made a significant achievement by reducing the dropout rate from a high of 52.41 per cent in 2002-03 to 3.1 per cent in 2012-13. The number of out-of-school children came down from 10 lakh to 0.31 lakh during the same period. Besides, gender gap in primary enrolment has narrowed down.

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 The recruitment process will start this week and the selection of sikhya sahayaks will be completed by end of November. Advertisement will be issued on August 7

 The applications will be invited for recruitment to 14,181 sikhya sahayak posts including 100 Telugu, 60 Urdu and 50 Bengali teachers

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