Karnataka is facing a major crisis of faculty members in various schools and colleges across the state. The Karnataka government has decided to recruit 12,000 guest teachers for the various institutions, says Kimmane Ratnakar, Minister of State for Primary and Secondary Education. He also informed that the recruitment process would commence shortly.
The finance department has agreed to a pay scale of Rs.5000 for Primary, Rs.6000 for High school and Rs.7200 for Junior college teachers as decided by the minister and his department. However, the department has put on hold the recruitment of 4000 permanent teachers till President Pranab Mukherjee declares an ordinance to provide a special status to the Hyderabad-Karnataka region under Article 371(J) of the constitution.
On the other hand, Ratnakar adds that, the department was thinking about handing over the assignment of distributing two sets of school uniform under the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA), to the betterment committee of each school which was initially decided to be carried out as a tender procurement process.
The officials of the Union Human Resource Department Ministry have strongly opposed the state governmentï¿½s idea to invite such tenders every year. As per the measures undertaken by the SSA, the welfare committee of each school is authorized to procure and distribute the uniforms among the students. The department would have a detailed discussion with the betterment committees of the different schools before assigning them the task.