UP to appoint 73,000 teachers
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With an eye on the 2012 Assembly elections, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to appoint 72,825 teachers in government primary schools across the state.
The appointment of such a large number of teachers is considered to be first serious effort on the state government's part to implement the Right To Education Act.
On Wednesday, the state cabinet cleared the proposal for the appointment of primary school teachers. It also cleared rules and regulations for the selection of such teachers. There are currently 1,99,571 vacancies of teachers in government primary schools. According to the decision, the eligibility criteria laid down in the UP Teachers Service Rules 1981 must be met for appointing the teachers who would be under the UP Basic Education Board. Besides, the appointments would be made as per the requirements mentioned in the notification issued by the National Council of Teachers Education (NCTE) on August 23, 2010.
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