Cabinet approves appointment of 8475 teachers, 43 posts for implementing RUSA

SRINAGAR: The Cabinet which met here Wednesday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah authorized the School Education Department to implement a scheme for the appointment of 8475 teachers on academic arrangement, along the lines of the scheme, already in vogue for higher secondary schools for the appointment of lecturers.
These temporary appointments on academic arrangements shall be for the duration of the academic session or till the regular selection of teachers by the Services Selection Board, whichever is earlier, according to an official handout.
In another decision, the Cabinet accorded sanction to the creation of State Project Directorate, Rashtriya Uchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (Mission Directorate), including the creation of 43 posts of different categories for the establishment of State Project Directorate (SPD) to implement the Centrally Sponsored Scheme RUSA in the State from the year 2014-15.
The Union HRD Ministry launched RUSA as the 3rd tier of Centrally Sponsored Schemes in the Education sector following Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (Elementary Level) and RMSA (Secondary Level). The scheme was approved in October last year.
The Cabinet also sanctioned revision/up-dation of the list of the identified post (gazetted and non-gazetted) of persons with disabilities notified vide government order No.108-SW of 2013 dated 01-04-2013 and its replacement by the new list.
The Cabinet also approved promotion of Mohammad Shafi Zahid, Deputy Director Archives, Archaeology and Museums as Director Archives, Archaeology and Museums prospectively.