UMAR FAYAZ\ MIR MUDASIR
Srinagar: After the announcement of general teacher post recruitment by the government, the local booksellers in Srinagar city are witnessing a huge rush from the aspirants buying JKSSB books.
On 27th December 2017, the government announced the JKSSB sponsored 2154 teacher posts for 2018. While the vacancies have been announced for 14 districts only, Srinagar district tops the list with 554 posts.
A teacher aspirant said, “Due to the unemployment in the state, a huge number of graduate students have applied for the job.”
He added: “In order to get the JKSSB books, I went to the local bookshop. But unfortunately, I had to wait for hours to buy the books as the shop was fully crowded by aspirants.”
It is worth mentioning that teacher recruitment 2018 will be the biggest in terms of vacancies, giving relief to the aspirants. The minimum qualification, which was 12th pass, has now been amended to graduation.
The applicants have to appear in a written test, which will be held in May\June, and the compatible books for preparing for the test are a general teacher, general Urdu teacher, and science and math teacher. The books for preparation are published by Arihant, Mamta, Vishaal and R. Gupta’s, out of which Arihant’s books are demanded by the applicants.
A local bookseller, Kashmir Book Depot, on MA road Srinagar, said that in a day he sells thousands of books to aspirants. “We have a good quantity of these books available in our stock. The demand for these books has excelled nowadays. We also offer to counsel to these students, as most of them have no idea which book is productive. So we recommend them those books that will benefit them,” he said.
Another bookshop, Abdullah News Agency, said JKSSB books are in demand these days. “The demand for these books has increased tremendously after the announcement of the teacher post.”
He added that he has a stock of around 10,000 books for such aspirants. “The government should provide these types of opportunities for the qualified youth so that the unemployment in the state will end,” he said.