New Delhi: Parliament committee has recommended filling more than 20 thousand vacant posts of teachers in many educational institutions including Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS). The committee has expressed concern over a large number of vacancies in Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), CBSE Board, NCERT, and National Open Schooling Organization (NIOS) along with KVS.
The Standing Committee on Education, Children, Women, Youth, and Sports has presented a report in the Parliament. It has been recommended that a recruitment drive is needed to fill all the vacant posts. The committee has said in the report that the ratio of teacher and student is affected because of the vacant seats of teachers. Due to this, there is an additional burden on the teachers.
5991 posts vacant of teachers in KVS
The Parliamentary Committee has stated in its report that a total of 13949 posts are vacant in KVS. Out of this 5991 posts are of teachers. As on 31 December 2020, 1611 posts of Other Backward Classes, 587 posts of Economically Weaker category and 165 posts of Divyangjans were vacant. At the same time, there were a total of 1348 vacancies for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes.
Furthermore, 3407 posts of teachers are also vacant in Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti. There are 671 posts of Other Backward Classes, 414 Scheduled Castes, 351 Scheduled Tribes, and 176 posts of Divyangjans. At the same time, 1785 seats are vacant for the general category and economically weaker category. A total of 2744 vacancies of CBSE, NCERT, and NIOS are 1644 and 171 posts are vacant in the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).
The committee also said that a roadmap should be prepared for the schooling of all girls and children of the transgender community. A plan should be made to implement it in a time-bound manner. According to the report, the school education department should explore the possibility of allocating more funds for digital initiatives to meet the needs of e-education.