GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Human Resource Development
DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION AND LITERACY
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 187
TO BE ANSWERED ON 20.10.2008
Recruitment of Teachers under SSA .
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-
(a) whether it is a fact that State Governments have been allowed to recruit teachers on contract basis, for primary and secondary levels of education, out of the funds provided by the Centre under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan;
(b) if so, the number of teachers appointed, so far, State-wise and category-wise, and payment to which each is entitled;
(c) whether it is also a fact that the teachers appointed so far are still not sufficient to impart proper education, as envisaged under this scheme; and
(d) if so, what further steps are proposed to improve the situation?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI M. A. A. FATMI)
(a) to (d) Under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), teachers are recruited by the respective State Governments, as per their own specific rules & regulations, norms & remuneration.
In cases where States` wish to recruit teachers in relaxation of conditions specified by the National Council of Teacher Education, they seek exemption from that body. Furthermore, States have initiated training programmes for such para teachers to acquire professiohal training through distance education mode with assistance of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).