Over 15,000 teaching posts vacant in KV Sangathan, NVS: Education Ministry

There are more than 6000 teaching post vacancies in the central universities across India, education ministry informed the Lok Sabha.

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Abhiraj P | Jul 25, 2022 - 6:50 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: About 12,044 teaching positions and 1,332 non-teaching posts are vacant in Kendriya Vidyalayas across India, and about 3,156 vacancies in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV or NVS), the education ministry informed the Lok Sabha.

Over 9,000 teachers have been hired in Kendriya Vidyalayas on a contractual basis, and the maximum vacant teaching positions in Kendriya Vidyalayas are in the states of Tamil Nadu (1,162), Madhya Pradesh (1,066) and Karnataka (1,006). The vacancy in NVS is 3,156 across the country with the highest in Jharkhand (230), followed by Arunachal Pradesh and Assam with 215 vacancies each. The statistics were shared by the Union minister of state for education, Annapurna Devi, in response to a written question in Lok Sabha.

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According to the ministry, the vacancies of teaching positions keep rising due to many factors such as the retirement of teachers, and requirements on account of enhanced students’ strength. Since education comes under the concurrent list, and the recruitment of teachers is under the purview of state and union territory governments, the education ministry requested the educational institutions, state governments and union territory governments to fill up the vacancies. The ministry also shared the details of the vacant teaching posts in KV Sangathan, NVS and central universities in the reply.

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"There are 12,044 teaching posts and 1,332 non-teaching posts lying vacant in Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country. The vacancies arise due to transfer, retirement from time to time," Devi said. "Filling up of vacancies is a continuous process and efforts are made to fill up the vacancies as per the provisions of the relevant recruitment rules," Devi said. "Teachers are also engaged on contractual basis for temporary duration by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to ensure that the teaching-learning process is not hampered," she added. A total of 9,161 teachers have been engaged in KVs across the country on a contractual basis.

(With inputs from PTI)

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