Latest Status of Teachers in Govt Schools in India
Current Position of Vacant Post of Teachers in Government Schools at Elementary and Secondary Level
Vacancies of teachers
The recruitment, service conditions and deployment of teachers are primarily in the domain of the State Governments and UT Administrations. The current status of teachers in government schools at elementary and secondary level are as follows:-
|Level||Sanctioned Post of Teachers||Teachers in Position||Vacant Posts of Teachers|
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 has been enacted for universalization of elementary education i.e. for classes I to VIII across the country. The RTE Act, 2009 in its Schedule lays down Pupil-Teacher Ratio (PTR) for both primary and upper primary schools. At primary level, the PTR norm is 30:1 and at the upper primary level it is 35:1. As per the Unified District Information System For Education (UDISE) 2015-16 database, the PTR at national level for primary schools is 23:1 and for upper primary schools is 17:1, which is better than the norm laid down in the RTE Act, 2009. Similarly, at the secondary level, the RMSA framework lays down a PTR norm of 30:1, against which the PTR at national level is 27 as per UDISE 2015-16.
Further, the Central Government through the centrally sponsored programmes of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) at elementary level and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) at secondary level, provides assistance to the State Governments and UTs for deployment of additional teachers to maintain appropriate Pupil Teacher Ratio as per the prescribed norms for various levels of schooling.
The Central Government has been consistently pursuing the matter of expeditious recruitment and redeployment of teachers and to implement norms of the RTE Act 2009 with the States and UTs at various forums. Advisories have also been issued to States and UTs from time to time to implement the norms of the RTE Act and for redeployment of teachers to ensure that all school teachers should spend adequate time serving in rural areas through a transparent policy.