Examining the Role of Contractual Teachers in Kendriya Vidyalayas: A State-Wise Analysis
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION & LITERACY LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1920 ANSWERED ON 13.03.2023
CONTRACTUAL TEACHERS IN KVs / AD-HOC TEACHERS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
- SHRI RITESH PANDEY:
Will the Minister of EDUCATION be pleased to state:
(a) the details of number of teachers in Kendriya Vidyalayas employed on contractual basis in the last 5 years, State/UT-wise;
(b) the number of ad-hoc teachers in the higher education in the last 5 years, State/UT-wise;
(c) whether the Government is contemplating on the issue of contractual employment among teachers, if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;
(d) whether the Government proposes to come up with a national-level policy framework to provide job security and other social security benefits to the contractual and ad-hoc teachers, if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and
(e) whether the Government plans to fill up over fifty per cent of senior faculty positions lying vacant in centrally-funded higher education institutions by promoting ad-hoc teachers to permanent positions, if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION (SMT. ANNPURNA DEVI)
(a) The State/UT-wise number of contractual teachers engaged in Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) from Academic Year 2018-2019 to 2022-23 are at Annexure-I.
(b) The State/UT/Higher Educational Institution-wise number of Ad-hoc teachers engaged in Centrally Funded Higher Educational Institutions (CFHEIs) under Ministry of Education are at Annexure-II.
(c) to (e) The vacancies arise due to retirement, resignation, promotion and additional requirement on account of up-gradation / sanctioning of new streams as well as enhancement of students’ strength. Filling up of vacancies on regular basis is a continuous process and efforts are made to fill up the vacancies as per the provisions of the relevant recruitment rules of concerned Institution. Teachers are engaged on contractual basis for temporary duration by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to ensure that the teaching-learning process is not hampered. To maintain the quality of education and to cover up the shortfall in the faculty, the CFHEIs under Ministry of Education are having the provision of recruiting / appointing visiting / adjunct faculty, Emeritus Professor, Institute Professor, ad-hoc faculty, Guest Faculty, Contract Faculty and Re-employed Faculty etc. There is no provision for making contractual / Ad-hoc teachers permanent as recruitment of teachers is made through a transparent participatory process through advertisement, written exam and interview. The process of filling up of lying vacant position of teachers / faculties have been advertised by the respective CFHEI under mission mode recruitment.
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