Himachal government schools short of 1744 trained graduate teachers
Shimla: Despite filling in 2200 posts of Trained Graduate Teachers (TGT) in 2 years as many as 1744 TGT vacancies continue to persist, rendering efforts to bring about qualitative changes in government school education a hard task to overcome.
In response to a question by Harshwardhan Chauhan of Congress, Ishwar Dass Dhiman, the education minister let the Vidhan Sabha know today that over the last two years as many as 941 TGT Arts, 672 TGT Non-medical and 587 TGT Medical teachers were recruited by the education department.
He said that currently there were 706 vacancies of TGT Arts, 671 TGT Non-medical and 367 of TGT medical remaining.
The highest numbers of TGT vacancies prevailing were in Shimla district and the least were in Lahaul-Spiti district. Whereas there were on 2 TGT medical vacancies in Lahaul-Spiti, in Shimla district there were as many as 411, which included 160 in Arts, 182 in Non-medical and 69 in medical disciplines.
The second highest vacancies were in Sirmaur district at 279, which included 115 in Arts, 109 in non-medical and 55 in medical. Third in vacancies list was Chamba with 253, which had 114 in Arts, 80 in non-medical and 59 medical. Fourth was Mandi with 243, with 124 in Arts, 75 in non-medical and 44 in medical. At fifth place was Kangra with 179 vacancies with 65 in Arts, 74 in non-medical and 40 in medical. At 6th place was Kullu with 157 vacancies which included 52 in Arts, 69 in Non-medical and 36 in Medical. 7th on the list was Bilaspur with 70 vacancies, 8th was Solan with 65 vacancies, 9th was Kinnaur with 36 vacancies, 10th was Una with 28 vacancies, 11th was Hamirpur with 21 vacancies and Lahaul-Spiti with 2 vacancies had the minimum vacancies of TGTs among all the districts.
The 2200 vacancies fill in two years included, 470 in Kangra, 387 in Mandi, 251 in Chamba, 234 in Shimla, 150 in Sirmaur, 130 in Kullu, 119 in Una, 116 in Hamirpur, 109 in Bilaspur, 106 in Solan and 64 each in Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti districts, the minister disclosed in his written reply.