Rajasthan’s minister of state for primary and secondary education Vasudev Devnani on Thursday announced to fill up 13,000 vacancies for lecturer posts in schools within the next three months.
Devnani urged teachers to play an active role in increasing enrollment of students from 68.5 lakh to 80 lakh in government schools.
At a meeting of Rajasthan Shiksha Sewa Parishad (an association of school principals and teachers), Devnani said recruitment would be initiated for another 12,000 vacancies for second grade teacher posts.
“Recruitment of 13,000 lecturers will be done by July. Posts of lab assistants in schools will also be initiated. We have promoted a record 55,000 teachers in the state,” he said.
The education department intends to promote every eligible teacher before the new academic session, the minister said.
On BR Ambedkar’s birth anniversary, Devnani asserted casteism or caste-based discrimination doesn’t exist in schools. “In Ramayana, Lord Rama himself led by example when it came to ensuring social equality. Only two castes exists in schools - teacher and student,” the minister said.
Appealing teachers and principals to increase student enrollment, Devnani emphasised on improvement of education, environment and infrastructure in schools.
“We have a budget of Rs. 20,000 crore for education. We should contemplate about what are we giving to society in return. I appeal teachers to go door to door to encourage students to increase enrolment. Our priority should be that every child should join government schools,” said Devnani.
In an another event, Devnani launched a portal meant for facilitating recognition to private schools.
“…we launched the portal in order to ease the official formalities that private school face. This is an extension of the Right to Education (RTE) portal. Private schools can apply online and check status of recognition, up gradation,” he said.
The last date for private schools to apply for recognition through the portal is April 30 and the last date for submitting a hard copy is May 10.