Court tells Govt to fill Teachers Post by next year

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Students Without Teacher

37 percent posts vacant in Rajasthan’s Govt Schools- reveals a Govt report

Jaipur: In an attempt to improve the condition of Govt schools in a state, Rajasthan High Court has come up with a historic order in which it has asked State Govt to fill the vacant posts urgently. The state government has produced a report in the High Court in which the figures stating the vacant posts is shocking. The numbers in the report reveal that 37 percent posts are vacant in the schools out of which 77 percent posts of principal and headmaster/headmistress also remain unfilled.

The decision of filling of the posts on the urgent basis was given by the Senior Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Jaishree Thakur of the Jodhpur bench.

Earlier High Court sought the explanation from the state government after a letter written by Prakash Heergar a resident of district’s Balewal village of Pali and a student of a private school was brought into notice in one of the public hearings. On the basis of the letter, the High Court gave 12 point directives to the state government which would help to improve the conditions of schools.

Patrika’s News Coverage becomes a base:

Rajendra Saraswat whom High Court appointed as a coordinating lawyer also gave the reference of news published in Rajasthan Patrika and made it a ground while compiling a report. In the report, he referred to the Rajasthan Patrika’s story which gave a clear insight how a government school student first fills the water from the well and then heads towards his classroom.

Twelve point directives by High Court:

  • All vacant posts should be filled before 30 June 2016.Before the new Academic session begins, Govt schools to receive the consignment of fresh textbooks.Mandatory for students to participate in school activities and extra co-circular activities.
  • State Govt to ensure that all teachers and officials to abide by their duties.The activities and programs carried on a school level, district level, and State level should merely not be just a formality, but teachers to invest their mind.
  • Use of Computers to be made mandatory in each school.State government to introduce awareness programs in different government schools that will improve the civic sense of students.
  • The performance of Teachers and Principals to be evaluated on the pass percentage of the schools.Cleanliness drive to be carried out in each school. The hygiene and cleanliness of washrooms and toilets to be taken care of.
  • The cleanliness drives in each school that has a hostel in its premises.State Government to compile a report on the basis of these points and produce it before the High Court. The date slated for the next hearing is March 28th, 2016.

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