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  • A proposal in this regard has been sent to the School and Mass Education Department by the Directorate of Secondary Education seeking approval.
  • The technical committee of the Mass Education Department has sought approval from the government to engage an agency which would conduct the tests for the teachers.
  • The Finance Department has approved the proposal of filling up 4,445 vacancies of Hindi, Sanskrit and Physical Education Teachers in Secondary schools

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to recruit quality teachers and fill up the vacancies in secondary schools, the Odisha government is mulling to recruit 10,000 contractual teachers in high schools across the State though online competitive examinations.

A proposal in this regard has been sent to the School and Mass Education Department by the Directorate of Secondary Education seeking approval.

Once approved, this would be the first of its kind recruitment drive in Odisha, where a large number of teachers would be selected simultaneously based computer based test (CBT).

After a thorough discussion on the matter, the technical committee of the Mass Education Department has sought approval from the government to engage an agency which would conduct the tests for the teachers.

The Finance Department has approved the proposal of filling up 4,445 vacancies of Hindi, Sanskrit and Physical Education Teachers in Secondary schools. Similarly, approval for filling up about 6,000 posts of TGT (Trained Graduate Teachers) is in process, the Directorate of Secondary Education said in its letter to Mass Education Department.

The Government had made recruitment of teachers for Hindi, Sanskrit and Physical Education in 2016 and for TGTs in 2019-20. As many as 1300 teachers were engaged against 2,740 advertised vacancies during the time.

Since then, no recruitment has been made yet which has resulted in large scale vacancies state-wide.

As per the data received from District Education Officers (DEOs), as many as 12,500 posts of teachers of various subjects including TGTs, Hindi, Sanskrit and PET are lying vacant at schools across the State, which stands at 34 per cent of the sanctioned posts.

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