HRD Ministry: Around 1 lakh teaching positions vacant

One Lakh vacant teacher positions across India, according to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD).

HRD Ministry: Around 1 lakh teaching positions vacant
HRD Ministry: Around 1 lakh teaching positions vacant.

There are nearly one lakh vacant teacher positions across India, according to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD). 

HRD Ministry tweeted '#100DaysofMHRD: Around 1 Lakh vacant teacher posts have been identified (14000 from Central Government and about 84000 from State Government). Of these, about 14000 posts are notified. Communication with State Governments is underway.#MODIfied100 #100Dayshttp://bit.ly/100DaysofMHRD'.

The HRD ministry informed that of the total, 98,000 positions, there are 14000 posts and will be recruiting candidates soon for the same.

In the higher education system, the gender-divide has also been highlighted. Of the total 12,84,755 teachers across India, 57.99 per cent are males. India has 2,05,339 fewer female teachers than males, gender gap becomes wider as we move higher up the hierarchy according to the Higher Education report (2017-18).

The University Grants Commission (UGC)  has said 'all the higher education institutes (HEI) need to complete the selection process within six months’ time. In the school level teachers’ job, the HRD minister had admitted that while over 10 lakh graduates to occupy posts of a teacher annually, there are only 2.5-3 lakh new jobs created within the same time.'

Meanwhile, The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) said ' over 1000 BEd institutes are under its scanner for poor performance and low enrollment. The NCTE, following lines of AICTE, may also shut down such non-performing institutes.'