Mrunal Manmay Dash

The Odisha government on Friday directed launching of the process of filling the 7540 vacant High School teacher positions in the State.

As per the directive, vacant teacher posts in 4848 government High Schools will be filled up by this appointment.

The recruitment drive will cover teachers from all the disciplines including TGT (Arts, PCM, CBZ), Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, Telegu and PET.

Sources said, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik requested the Odisha Staff Selection Commission (OSSC) to fill up the posts in order to make students avail all the benefits under the 5T scheme.

Pertinent to mention here that the Odisha government had employed more than 13,000 teachers in several government schools in year 2021-22.

In July this year, the Directorate of Secondary Education (DSE), Odisha had published the provisional select list for recruitment of 11,403 initial appointee teachers after the Orissa High Court dismissed a batch of petitions challenging the appointment.

On May 19, the HC had clamped a stay order on the appointment after the recruitment advertisement was challenged by petitioners.