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State to recruit over 3000 plus 2 teachers through SSC test

At least one teacher for each of the 11 subjects –Hindi, Sanskrit, English, Mathematics, Accounts, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Geography, History—will be recruited for all the 280 schools

ranchi Updated: Jun 25, 2017 17:38 IST
Saurav Roy
Rural students at a village primary school near Ranchi
Rural students at a village primary school near Ranchi(Diwakar Prasad/HT File Photo)

The Jharkhand school education and literacy department had started the procedure of recruiting over 3,000 teachers for the 280 recently upgraded plus 2 schools in state, officials from the department said on Saturday.

At least one teacher for each of the 11 subjects –Hindi, Sanskrit, English, Mathematics, Accounts, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Geography, History—will be recruited for all the 280 schools, taking the total count of vacancies to 3,080.

State school education and literacy secretary Aradhana Patnaik said that 50% of vacancies would be open for all, while only candidates with at least three years of relevant teaching experience would be eligible for the remaining posts.

All the vacancies, she said, would be filled through a written test of 400 marks conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC).

“The candidates must have a postgraduate degree in the subject and a BEd degree to be eligible for the test,” said Patnaik, adding, the SSC had already started working on the recruitment process.

The SSC, however, is yet to issue an advertisement for the 3,000 odd vacancies.

For general category, the candidates should have been more than 21-year-old and less than 40-year-old on January 1. For Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste candidates, the upper age limit is 45 years. For women and backward caste, the upper age limit is 43 years and 42 years respectively, a department source said.

About 500 more teachers would be recruited by July end for the 230 plus 2 schools that were already running before the upgradation of the 280 high schools to plus 2 recently, said Patnaik.

“The SSC is in the final stage of scrutinizing the profiles of the candidates and the result should be out by July end,” she said.

The past two years, the state has filled 16,000 of the 21,000 odd vacancies in primary, middle and high schools. The education department aims to fill the remaining 5,000 vacancies by the end of this year.

Shortage of teachers has been a major concern for the education department here, with many schools in the interiors run solely by ad hoc teachers in the past years.

Patnaik said that the department was focusing on not only recruiting new teachers, but also improving the quality of teachers through regular trainings.

More than 50 lakh students go to the 40,000 odd government schools in the state. Around 50,000 regular teachers and 72,000 ad hoc teachers teach at these schools.