The recent advertisement for teachers’ vacancy in Kolhapur by high schools and junior colleges in the division created a rift in the education department. The deputy education director and the secondary education department officials from the state have emphasised on the fact that prior permission was necessary to validate a teacher’s vacancy.
Schools have been advertising vacancy posts and interviewing teachers without taking permission from the four-member committee of the district education department. The secondary education department had formed the committee headed by the Zilla Parishad and is seeing the issue of non-compliance by the junior schools and high schools.
It is important to note that without the approval of the ads by the committee, the recruitment of teachers cannot be done. Also for any appointment of teachers the committee reviews the requirement of teachers and then the finalised candidate is again approved by the education officer for final recruitment.
Deputy Education Director M.K. Gondhali has asked the school education officers in the state to take necessary actions against the schools who are violating the norms.