Higher Education issue debated in Assembly

Bhubaneswar: The State Assembly on Thursday witnessed an uproarious situation as both the ruling and the opposition members fought over the issues related to Higher Education in the state.
Both the ruling MLAs and MLAs of the opposition expressed their concern over the issues that persist in Higher Education in the state.

"Around 2402 posts are lying vacant for lecturers in the state," Devi Prasad Mishra the minister of Higher Education said.

This month the Principal Secretary will preside over a meeting on the appointment of teachers. In next two weeks at least 221 lecturers will be appointed through OPSC. Besides, 17 monitoring cells will be instituted to take care of the teaching in the colleges, the minister informed in the house.

Soon government colleges will be set up in eight districts of the state, where there is no college yet, the minister further informed.

During the debate, Adikand Sethi, MLA, CPI, demanded the UGC scale salary for the junior lecturers.

Anant Das, MLA, BJD expressed his apprehensions about the possible confusion that may arise about the eligibility criteria of the high school teachers and +2 teachers, since now +2 has become part of  school.