By Arun Pratap Singh
DEHRADUN, 6 Dec: School Education Minister Arvind Pandey today informed the House during Question Hour that more than 5,000 guest teachers would be appointed in various government schools against the vacancies within the next fifteen days. Pandey was responding to written questions of members during Question Hour.
In response to Surendra Singh Jeena’s question, Pandey further stated that, at present, 3089 posts of LT Grade and 4509 posts of Lecturer Grade were vacant in various government schools of the state. Currently, the process of making permanent appointments against these vacancies was underway. Requisitions for recruitment to the LT Grade had been sent to the Subordinate Services’ Commission, while the requisition for filling up the Lecturer grade had been sent to the State Public Services’ Commission. However, in view of the possibility of more time required to fill up these vacancies, the government had decided to appoint guest teachers against these vacancies at the earliest to ensure that teaching was not affected due to the vacancies.
Jeena was not convinced by the response and commented that much of the session had already gone, and still the guest faculty could not be appointed. To this, Pandey promised to get all the interim appointments done within the next fifteen days! In response to another question, Pandey informed the House that in implementation of the orders of the High Court, the government had also started the process for appointing guest teachers against 834 LT Grade vacancies and 4200 Lecturer grade vacancies. In addition, 313 posts of LT grade and 1949 posts of Lecturer would be filled up through promotions, for which the process was already underway.