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Hiring of teachers in Maharashtra to be centralised

mumbai Updated: May 31, 2017 00:31 IST
Faisal Malik
Maharashtra has  around 1.05 lakh government-aided schools in which more than 6 lakh teachers work.

Maharashtra has around 1.05 lakh government-aided schools in which more than 6 lakh teachers work.(Pic for Representation)

The Maharashtra government will centralise the appointment of teachers in state-aided schools by holding entrance tests.

The exam board of the state school education department will conduct an entrance test and hire teachers on merit. The entire process will be done online. The decision was taken in the state cabinet meeting on Tuesday.  “We have decided to appoint teachers in the all government-aided schools on merit. The appointment will be based on the results of entrance exam which will be conducted by the examination board,” Tawde said. 

He said a web portal will be created and vacancies in government-aided schools will be published there. The portal will also inform aspirants about exam dates, let them apply and choose their preferred school. 

Maharashtra has around 1.05 lakh government-aided schools in which more than 6 lakh teachers work. The budget of the school education department is around Rs57,000 crore, of which 92% is being spent only on salaries. 

Tawde said the exam was aimed at eliminating corruption after complaints by teachers. When asked about similar complaints in private schools, he said legally it is not possible for the government to make this mandatory for them.