Kendriya Vidyalayas are running short of 200 principals: Report

There is also a shortage of more than 10,000 teachers in the KVs.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:April 19, 2017 6:54 pm
KV, kvsangathan.nic.in, kv principals, teaching jobs, jobs, KV schools, schools, school education, cbse, cbse school, education news, indian express, KV news, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Javahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, job alert, principal jobs,  There are 200 vacancies out of 1,081 principal posts and there are Vice Principals missing from about 113 schools.

There are at least 200 Kendriya Vidyalayas and 125 Navodaya Vidyalas which are running without any principals, according to a report received by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD). There is also a shortage of more than 10,000 teachers in the KVs.

The 2015-16 annual report by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (the managing body of KVs in India) shows that there are 200 vacancies out of 1,081 principal posts and there are Vice Principals missing from about 113 schools.

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“10,039 teaching posts including TGTs, PGTs and PRTs are also vacant in Kendriya Vidyalayas besides 14,144 non-teaching posts”, the report said. There are 1,142 functioning KVs globally, including three abroad in Moscow, Kathmandu and Tehran in Russia, Nepal and Iran respectively.

Faculty shortages have also been observed by other reports such as the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti which supervises the Javahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) across India.

 

“Out of 589 sanctioned posts of principals in JNVs 125 are vacant while 53 schools do not have vice-principals. A total of 2,023 teaching posts and 1,734 non-teaching posts are also lying vacant in JNVs across the country,” the report said.

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With inputs from PTI

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    DIVYA U S
    Apr 20, 2017 at 10:24 am
    As per the information received by me through RTI there are 257 posts of Prin ls vacant in KVS. They are going on filling the posts through direct recruitment when 50 of vacancies are reserved for promotion through departmental exam. There are allegations that this is done to mint money. There were several incidence of leakage of question papers in the recruitment tests and the quality of prin ls recruited recently can be checked by any agency. This is similar to the VYAPAM case and need to be probed by CBI. In the last several recruitment candidates from some states or pockets of the country are mostly getting selected. This can be seen in the list of candidates called for interview in the recent ongoing recruitment also. They have implemented a new recruitment rule wef 2014 under which 50 of vacancies to be filled by promotion through limited departmental tests. But till date they have not conducted any tests when three tests were conducted for direct recruitment.
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