• Thu. May 19th, 2022

Haryana: Shortage of 40,000 teachers, 6,000 support staff in schools | Chandigarh News

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Department of School Education is short of about 40,000 teachers in about 14,000 schools run by the state government. There is also a shortage of about 6,000 other support staff in schools.
Information in this regard was presented to the state assembly on Tuesday by Haryana’s Minister of Education, Kanwar Pal, in response to a question posed by Nayan Pal Rawat, an independent member of the assembly. from Prithla to Faridabad.
According to information, the department has 46,459 vacancies of various positions, including 398 principals, 112 principals, 13,974 qualified teachers (PGT), 20,467 qualified qualified teachers (TGT), 4,846 primary teachers (PRT) and 6,662 other support staff like sweeper/chowkidar/peon.
Rawat had asked about the total number of secondary, secondary and other schools in the state and the number of students, teachers and other staff assigned to them.
In his response, the minister informed the House that of the 24,867 schools in the state, 14,473 are government and 10,394 are private. These include 137 Sanskrit upper secondary schools. He said that currently 53,68,539 students are studying in schools across the state. Among them, 25,30,868 students study in public schools and 28,37,671 in private schools.
He also informed that 137,895 positions ranging from Principal to Class IV staff are sanctioned for state schools, of which 96,535 have been filled. Students will not have to suffer academically due to the shortage of teachers and vacancies will be filled at the earliest, he added.
To a related question from Gharaunda MP Nirmal Rani (BJP), who wanted to know about the efforts of the government to promote coeducation in the state, the minister replied that most primary, middle, secondary and tertiary schools in the government are coeducational. . He said that currently, of the 14,473 schools in the state, 12,664 are coeducational and only 1,809 are girls-only.