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Aided schools can fill vacant teaching posts

Last updated: 20 October, 2011
Bangalore, Oct 20, DHNS:

Itís good news for government-aided schools in Karnataka. The government has granted permission to aided primary and secondary schools to fill vacancies of teaching staff.

Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri  said on Thursday, that schools had been allowed to fill vacancies created till 2011. After 2010, the department had not allowed schools to recruit teaching staff.

The department is working on introducing a system that  will grant permission to schools to fill vacancies as and when they occur, without waiting for government’s approval.

This will permanently solve the problem of vacancies of teaching staff in aided schools, the minister said.


Kageri said the department had decided to relocate all government schools that had a student strength of less than five. As many as 595 such schools have been identified across the State. They will be merged with nearby schools. The process of relocation will be completed by the beginning of the next academic year. Besides, district-level committees headed by chief executive officers of zilla panchayats have been set up to identify schools where the students’ strength is less than 10, and submit a report on their relocation.

The exercise is aimed at streamlining government schools. The department will bear the transportation expenses of the affected students, he added.

Kageri blamed the Centre for delay on the part of the State in notifying the Right to Education (RTE) Act and said the Union HRD Ministry had not yet intimated how much funds it was going to allocate to the State.

“The Centre has to show its commitment in implementing the Act by clearly spelling out the finance aspect. All that the Centre has been saying is that it will allocate adequate funds in the 12th Finance Commission,” he said.

The State also needs some time for discussion and consultation on implementing the Act. There are certain aspects like bringing Standard VIII to the higher primary school-level in the State. “We already have a well-established system of schooling. Hence, we need to do a lot of homework before introducing a new system so that students are not put to hardship,” he explained.

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