Cabinet approves the rules to start the process of recruitment

Patna: The National Democratic Alliance Government in Bihar on Tuesday approved new recruitment rules for the appointment of over two lakh teachers for primary, middle, secondary and senior secondary schools within two months.

The State Cabinet which met here under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar gave its nod to the proposal. Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and Human Resources Department Minister Brishen Patel also attended the meeting.

Later, talking to reporters, Mr. Patel said the Cabinet approved the rules to start the process for the appointment of over two lakh teachers for primary, middle, secondary and senior secondary schools in the State.

``This includes a huge backlog of teachers' vacancies pending for over a decade and this would be the largest exercise, ever undertaken, in terms of numbers, and also a major breakthrough in regard to decentralisation and devolution of powers to the Panchayati Raj institutions for management of school education as envisaged under 73rd and 74th amendment of the Constitution,'' Mr. Patel said.

He said this was part of the commitment and promise made by the government ever since it came to power six months ago.

The Cabinet also sanctioned 60,000 new posts for primary teachers for bringing teacher-pupil ratio to the national figure of 1:40.

At the secondary stage, 10,000 teachers' posts have been created for upgrading 1,000 middle schools, in response to the demand for more secondary schools, particularly for girl's education. -- PTI