3550 teacher posts filled by SSRB: Naeem Akhtar

Srinagar: Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar Tuesday informed that Service Selection Board has filled 3550 posts of teachers during the year 2014-15.
While replying to a question by Firdous Ahmed Tak in the Legislative Council, the Minister said that in order to improve the quality of education various steps were being taken including filling up of vacant posts of lecturers, teachers and institutions heads.
The Minister said that rationalization of teaching staff was going on with reference to enrolment of students while as new construction, additional accommodation and renovation of existing buildings are being taken up to ensure proper infrastructural facilities to the schools.
Teaching and learning material, wherever required was being provided to all schools regularly and inspections of schools was being conducted to ensure the presence of teaching staff in the schools, the Minister said.
Akhtar said that teachers were entrusted with the responsibility for increasing the enrolment of students in the schools. He said Mid-day meal was provided to the students for increasing the enrolment and retention.
“Free textbooks are being provided to the students and teacher education/training are conducted to increase the quality of education, while as School Management Committee and Development Committee have been constituted for surveillance of schools under RMSA and SSA schemes,” the Minister said.
The Minister said that the school-less habitations were being covered so that children get access to education. A new transfer policy was being drafted and charter of duties for all levels was being prepared, he added.