Ramakanta Biswas

The Odisha government will soon launch a mega recruitment drive to fill up vacant teaching and non-teaching posts in primary schools across the State, the Information and Public Relations (I&PR) Department said on Wednesday.     

"Extensive steps have been taken by the School and Mass Education (S&ME) department for the recruitment of teaching and non-teaching staff. About 20 thousand vacant posts of junior teachers in primary schools will be filled up," the I&PR department tweeted today. 

As per sources, trained candidates will be engaged as junior teachers in order to impart quality education to students in primary schools. This will be a scheme-based engagement. 

The State government has also approved the relaxation of residency period to facilitate the promotion of 54,000 senior teachers and headmasters in the State. 

Similarly, the process to fill up the posts of 7540 secondary teachers is being undertaken by the Odisha Staff Selection Commission (OSSC). Besides, the process to fill up 6025 LTR teachers is also underway.

As per the I&PR department, the government has also initiated the process for the appointment of 1799 junior assistants in secondary schools, district and block education offices. 

Moreover, the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) has begun the process to recruit 335 teaching staff in higher secondary schools in the State. As many as 1543 Post Graduate Teachers (PGTs) will also be recruited in fully-aided higher secondary schools. 

In the first phase, the Service Selection Board (SSB) has already initiated process for appointment of 555 PGTs.