J&K Govt Amending Rules, to Recruit 3k Teachers; ‘Graduation Basic Qualification’



Edu Min Naeem Akhtar interacting with students in Srinagar on May 10, 2016
Edu Min Naeem Akhtar interacting with students in Srinagar on May 10, 2016

Jammu and Kashmir Government is on path of amending rules and recruiting teachers on fast track basis. The idea is to come up to expectations of student community.

Reports and sources said that the department of education, in an internal survey, has found grave quality issues viz-a-viz teaching.

The education minister, Naeem Akhtar, is reported to have asked the department to initiate the process of recruiting specialized faculty and an SRO is being issued SRO in this regard.

“Around 3000 posts of teachers would be filled by the recruiting agency by strictly adhering to the amended rules,” report added. “It has been observed that 10+2 is not the sufficient basic qualification for recruitment of teachers from the quality education point of view.”

The recruitment of 10+2 qualified teachers are generally not coming up to the expectations of the students community as such quality of education in the Government schools is getting compromised, which amounts to playing with the future of the students.

Officials confessed that because there is no “orientation programmes” in the school education department, “it also acts as stumbling block in ensuring quality education”.

Thus, the PDP-BJP coalition Government has decided to amend the existing rules and necessary exercise like obtaining approval of the Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti and getting the amended rules vetted from the Department of ARI and Trainings has already been completed, reports claimed.

“For the recruitment of teachers in future, graduation will be the basic qualification”, sources further informed, adding “this will not only be a step towards ensuring quality education to the students in Government schools but would also help the Government in handling the promotion of teachers to Masters Grade easily”.

Out of 3000 posts being advertised, 30% posts will be reserved for Mathematics and Science subjects. “This is being done to inculcate scientific temper among the students as well as to overcome deficiency of teachers of these subjects in the Government schools.”

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