The State government has issued orders terminating the services of about 2,300 Vidya volunteers working in the district even before the academic year ended.

This may jeopardise the studies of many students in single-teacher schools and the schools that are dependent on them. According to sources, orders were already served to them not to attend duties from April 1.

The issue was raised by Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) legislator T. Harish Rao in the recently held district review committee meeting expressing serious concern over the fate of the students studying in schools partially or completely dependent on vidya volunteers.

“Terminating their services before completion of the academic year was not right. Please extend their services till the schools were closed,” Mr. Harish Rao urged the authorities. The issue was brought to the notice of senior officials of Rajiv Vidya Mission (RVM) which has been hiring the services of Vidya volunteers.

The RVM has identified that there are about 250 schools dependent on the services of them and it was recommended that they should be continued in these schools till the end of the academic year. Same was the case with the single-teacher schools as well. “The services of vidya volunteers will be continued with the permission of the Collector,” said an official.

Government’s move may jeopardise the studies of students in single-teacher schools and the schools that are dependent on them