Telangana govt faulted for fudging teacher vacancy records
Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) faulted the State government for submitting wrong records regarding the number of vacancies in government schools.
Union Ministry of Human Resources Development advises the government to re-check the information and submit accurate records
Hyderabad: Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) faulted the State government for submitting wrong records regarding the number of vacancies in government schools.
In a communication, to the Special Chief Secretary of Education, officials of MHRD pointed out that the records submitted by the State were wrong as they showed vacancies more in number than existing.
The officials said, “With regard to teacher vacancies, the figures submitted by the State government are not correct. The records submitted show that out of 60,571 posts, 53,490 teachers are in position leaving a vacancy of only 7,152 posts. State government should re-check and give correct figures.
Further the government was also suggested to undertake rationalisation of teachers posts.”According to the figures, the number of vacancies should have been 7,081 but in the records submitted to the MHRD by the State government the figure was put at 7,152.
The MHRD said the education indicators of the State were poor as the enrolment rate decreased by 0.88 per cent. The previous year’s enrolment was 10,58,128 (2015-16) as compared to the present year’s 10,48,814 (2016-17).
The gross enrolment ratio (GER) at secondary level has decreased from 82.53 per cent (2015-16) to 81.80 per cent (2016-17). Drop-out rate at State level has increased from 1.25 per cent (2015-16) to 2.40 per cent (2016-17).
Retention rate has decreased from 98.75 per cent (2015-16) to 97.61 per cent (2016-17). The Pupil Teacher Ratio (PTR) has further decreased from 26 (2015-16) to 20 in (2016-17) and Student Classroom Ratio (SCR) decreased from 37 (2015-16) to 34 (2016-17).
The MHRD said the enrolment has gone down and transition rate and retention rate has also reduced and the drop-out rate has increased during the last one year. The State government should look into the reasons for the decline in the educational indicators and take corrective measures.
MHRD further said the Gross Enrolment Ratio has marginally declined in some districts including, Jayashankar, Jogulamba and Komaram Bheem.
MHRD asked the state government, which is planning to set up 339 residential schools as there is huge demand in the state for such institutions, to look into security and psychological issues as it needs to be adequately addressed.
State government informed that they have good experience in the matter and there exists huge demand from the parents in the state for residential schools as these are doing well since 90s. Director (RMSA - l) mentioned that the Ministry is receiving various RTIs regarding positioning of male staff in the girls hostels co-located with model schools.
State government said that they are combining thegirls hostels with model schools and teachers of model schools are placed as in-charge in the hostels on rotation basis by providing extra allowance.