1100 teacher posts vacant in Srinagar schools, colleges
As many as 1101 posts of teachers are lying vacant in the government schools and degree colleges across Srinagar, officials revealed.
The vacant posts which are yet to be filled by the authorities include 782 posts of lecturers, headmasters and teachers in schools and 319 posts of teaching faculty are vacant in degree Colleges of Srinagar.
As per the official figures hundreds of non teaching posts are vacant in various High and Higher Secondary schools. Around 52 posts of Laboratory Assistant and 20 posts of Library Assistants are unfilled in schools while as 166 non-teaching posts of different categories are lying vacant in degree colleges of Srinagar city.
As per the official figures around 343 schools are functioning in rented accommodations in City. However the officials said the rent for these schools is pending from past many years which has become a burden on the school education department.
"These schools are operating from congested rooms without any proper facility of toilet and drinking water inside the schools premises," officials said.
Minister for education Naeem Akhtar in a written reply presented during the recently concluded session of Legislative Assembly (LA) said an amount of Rs 107.81 lacs is paid annually to all these schools in the city.
However officials said Ministry of Human Resource and Development has out rightly refused to provide any financial assistance for schools which are functioning from the rented buildings. "Srinagar city has major problem of availability of land. Therefore most schools are operating in congested rooms. Despite the rationalization of schools, the situation is no better," officials said.
Meanwhile The Education Minister Naeem Akther in its written reply stated that the department has undertaken an exercise for referring the vacancies under direct recruitment quota to the recruiting agency for filling up the posts expeditiously. "And those vacancies falling under promotion quota shall be filled up through Departmental Promotion Committees," he said.