Over 12,000 teaching posts vacant in KVs: Annapurna Devi

Union Minister of State for Education, Annapurna Devi, on Monday, said that over 12,000 teaching positions are vacant in Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) while over 9,000 teachers have been engaged on a contractual basis. Annapurna Devi shared the data in response to a question in Lok Sabha.

According to the education ministry, the maximum numbers of vacant teaching posts are in Tamil Nadu (1,162), Madhya Pradesh (1,066), and Karnataka (1,006).

Further, as of 2021, the vacancies in teaching positions in Navodaya Vidyalayas (NVs) are 3,156 across the country. “There are 12,044 teaching posts and 1,332 non-teaching posts lying vacant in Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country.” “The vacancies arise due to transfer and retirement from time to time,” Devi said.

Moreover, a total of 9,161 teachers have been engaged in KVs across the country on a contractual basis.

Apart from the top three with over a thousand vacancies, there are seven other states with over 600 teaching positions lying vacant in the KVs, which include West Bengal (964), Odisha (886), and Maharashtra (705), as reported by PTI.

In KVs, category-wise, there are 457 teaching positions reserved for OBC that are lying vacant as of 2021, followed by 337 for SC. There are 163 EWS and 168 ST positions also vacant.

There are 194 EWS, 676 OBC, 470 SC, and 234 ST teaching positions lying vacant in the Navodaya Vidyalayas.

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