Uttar Pradesh government will appoint nearly 56,000 primary teachers to bring qualitative improvement in basic education, a government spokesman said in Lucknow on Saturday.
UP Chief Minister Mayawati has directed officials concerned to start recruitment of nearly 56,000 primary teachers and make fresh appointment against 10,000 teachers who retire every year, he said.
Fresh appointments will be made from January 2009, the spokesman said.
The Chief Minister has asked chairman of the State Advisory Council Satish Chandra Mishra to review quality of primary and secondary education, he said.
During a review meeting of the council held yesterday Mishra had reviewed the progress of various schemes being run in primary and secondary education and intimated the same to the Chief Minister, the spokesman said.
In the meeting it was pointed out that 1.56 lakh posts of teachers are lying vacant, against which the exercise to fill at least 88,000 teaching posts was under progress, he said.
The chief minister has directed that recruitment of teachers should be a continuous process to ensure that 10,000 teachers, who retire every year, could be replaced immediately.
Mayawati also has said that teachers be given computer generated salary slip to weed out possibility of any discrepancy in their salaries.
It was decided that retired teachers could be re-employed on a contractual basis, the spokesman said.