Andhra Pradesh government will start recruitment for Vidya Volunteers, suggest reports. As per latest inputs in media, notification will be published for around 8,000 vacancies.
There are reported to be 2,400 vacancies for secondary grade teacher (SGT) and remaining 5,600 for school assistants. Other than this, there are no more concrete details of the recruitment.
As and when the government appoints a concerned body to conduct the recruitment, AP Vidya Volunteers notification 2019 will be issued by the same. Thereafter, applications are expected to be called in online more. There are looked forward to be vacancies in all districts, namely East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, Nellore, Srikakulam, Vijayanagaram, Visakhapatnam, Kurnool, Kadapa, Anantapur.
Reports in leading dailies of Andhra Pradesh point out that the process for issuing AP vidya volunteers notification 2019 has been started in the concerned offices. The payment for SGT teachers shall be Rs 5,000, and that for school assistants will be Rs 7,000. Highest number of vacancies will be in East Godavari and Chittoor districts.
Recruitment of vidya volunteers will be the next big step in providing jobs for aspirants in the state, after AP grama sachivalayam recruitment.
Vidya volunteers recruitment has been conducted in Telangana state in the past, and TS is also going to recruit more this year. The state has had to take the step due to the lack of recruitment by DSCs (district selection committee) in the recent past. The last DSC held in TS was in 2016, in which 8,792 candidates were selected; however even they (selected candidates) were waiting for posting at the time vidya volunteers were selected.
In the same duration, that is between the last DSC held in Telangana, to now, three DSCs have already been conducted in Andhra Pradesh. However in AP, there are around 7,483 such schools where there is only one teacher.
Telangana High Court has also directed that vidya volunteers services will be continued until regular teachers are appointed to the post. The court has stated that one temporary employee cannot replace another temporary employee until a regular employee joins the duty. Around 16,000 vidya volunteers already work in schools in TS.
Also in recent news, this month, it is said that over 18,000 vidya volunteers will be hired in Telangana this year. Their joining will be in June 2020, and they will be paid Rs 12,000 per month.
Vidya volunteers recruitment are conducted to bridge the gap between requirement for teachers, and teachers hired. Otherwise usually when teachers fall short, district education officers (DEOs) are forced to guide mandal education officers to relocate students to other schools if a primary school has less than 10 students, or upper primary school has less than 20 students, or a high school has fewer than 30 students.
One of the reasons behind students not taking admission in government schools has been lack of teachers, for long. Vidya volunteers have slowly become an important part of the education system, at least in the states where they exist.
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