Riyaz ul Khaliq
Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday revealed that there at least 3126 teacher posts vacant in Kashmir valley alone while as 1225 such posts were available for lecturers.
In a written reply to MLA Abdul Majeed Padder, the education minister said that of the vacant teacher posts, 2581 included that of general line teachers while as 545 such posts were vacant un SSA scheme.
Interestingly, the government details reveal that the summer capital, Srinagar, has most of vacant posts of teachers which account at 717 including 661 general line teachers. Leh has lowest, it added.
The government said that 1225 lecturer posts were still vacant in Valley in various disciplines under direct recruitment/promotion quota. “632 posts are that of promotion quota.”
“Besides, 1059 posts of 10+2 lecturers of various disciplines under direct recruitment quota were referred to PSC in 2016 for selection,” the government said. “Selection and appointment orders in respect of 915 candidates have been made,” it added