Bhubaneswar: A total of 53,000 teachers will be appointed in government-run schools in Odisha, informed School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash in the Assembly here Wednesday. Dash asserted that in a short while, no one will be able to complain over shortage of teachers in schools.
Dash said the process for the appointment of 2,026 teachers and 2,064 clerks in various schools across Odisha has already started.
Dash also informed in the House that a budget of Rs 280 crore has been allocated by the Panchayatraj department to construct extra classrooms in schools where there is paucity. He told the Assembly members that a budged of Rs 805.14 crore has been allocated under the Mo School Abhiyan. The School and Mass Education department has also got Rs 578 crore which will be used for development purposes in schools of Odisha, Dash stated.
The minister also responded to queries of some opposition as well as ruling party MLAs regarding the scarcity of teachers and non-payment at 5T schools. “The matter related to non-payment in 5T schools will be discussed with the concerned Collectors,” Dash said.
Dash also said that 1,075 schools have undergone transformation as a part of the 5T initiative in the first phase. Similarly 3,461 schools have been transformed in the second phase and 2,336 schools in the third phase.
Informing the House about the appointment of teachers at the 5T schools, Dash said, “Appointment of 11,000 teachers has been completed so far. An examination was conducted March 10 for the appointment of around 7,000 teachers. Similarly, the process has already been started for the appointment of 6,000 more teachers.” “From now on, there will be no dearth of teachers in the state,” Dash asserted.
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