Over 15,000 Teaching posts vacant in KVs, Navodayas

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Manager Editorial
New Delhi, Updated on Feb 7, 2023 15:34 IST

There are a total of 58,626 teaching and non-teaching posts lying vacant under the Union Ministry of Education. 

More than 15,000 teaching posts are lying vacant in Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs), of this 12,000 posts are vacant in KVs alone. There are a total of 58,626 teaching and non-teaching posts lying vacant under the Union Ministry of Education.

As many as 29,276 teaching posts in schools and higher education institutions under the Education Ministry are vacant. Among higher education institutions the highest number of vacancies are in central universities and the Indian Institutes of Technology.

While replying to a question on details of the number of vacant teaching & non-teaching posts in schools, in HEIs, Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs), Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) and other departments in the country, Minister of State in the Education Ministry, Dr Subhas Sarkar informed that KVS has also started the process of filling up of vacancies of teaching and non-teaching posts for which advertisements have been issued.

Over 1300 non-teaching posts are lying vacant in KVs, while there are 1756 such posts vacant in Navodayas. Among higher education institutions, close to 16,000 posts are vacant in CUs alone, while in IITs over 5000 posts are lying vacant.

Replying to a question on whether the Government is also aware that KVs academic performance in Class X and XII board exams has dropped from the top position to third position between 2019 and 2022. This shows the staff shortage is affecting the standard of education in the erstwhile prestigious KVs across the country, Minister replied that the pass percentages of KVs students in the X and XII board examinations conducted by CBSE are much better as compared to the results of CBSE affiliated schools.

Sarkar stated that the past two years have been challenging for the school sector including KVS due to the COVID pandemic as both online and offline methods of teaching had to be adopted.
Keeping this in view, the Board examination assessment also underwent a change where the performance of a student was judged not exclusively on the basis of Board marks. KVS has been actively making special efforts to address learning loss arising from the pandemic.

Such learning recovery measures, depending on the requirements of the students include remedial measures taken to address the problem/difficult areas of each student, extra classes, assigning expert teachers for personalized attention, parental engagement, use of technology and specific instructional material and worksheet/workbooks to address the specific learning requirements of students.

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Abhay an alumnus of IIMC and Delhi University, has over a decade long experience of reporting on various beats of journalism. During his free time he prefers listening to music or play indoor and outdoor games.


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