Over 12,000 Kendriya Vidyalaya teaching posts lying vacant: Govt

According to a written reply by Minister of State for Education Annpurna Devi in the Lok Sabha, the vacancies are highest in Tamil Nadu with 1,162 teaching staff vacancies and 97 non-teaching staff vacancies

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According to the Education Ministry, the vacancies arise due to transfer and retirement etc. from time-to-time | Representational image

Over 12,000 teaching posts and 1,300 non-teaching posts are lying vacant in Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country, as per the Education Ministry on Monday (June 25).

According to a written reply by Minister of State for Education Annpurna Devi in the Lok Sabha, the vacancies are highest in Tamil Nadu with 1,162 teaching staff vacancies and 97 non-teaching staff vacancies. Madhya Pradesh follows with 1,183 total vacancies, 1,066 teaching staff vacancies and 117 non-teaching staff vacancies.

There are 12,044 teaching posts and 1,332 non-teaching posts lying vacant in Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country.

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Karnataka, West Bengal and Odisha have the third, fourth and fifth highest vacancies, respectively. Lakshadweep has the lowest vacancies with a total of eight, six in teaching staff and two in non-teaching staff.

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List of vacancies in teaching and non-teaching staff across India, shared by the Ministry of Education. Source: Lok Sabha Answers, July 2022

According to the Ministry, the vacancies arise due to transfer and retirement over a period of time.

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“Filling up of vacancies is a continuous process and efforts are made to fill up the vacancies as per the provisions of the relevant recruitment rules. Teachers are also engaged on a contractual basis for temporary duration by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan to ensure that the teaching-learning process is not hampered,” said Annpurna Devi.

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