Vacancies of school teachers across nation maximum in poll bound Bihar yet to be filled: Ministry

New Delhi: With ‘New Education Policy’ envisaging new educational practices to revamp ‘education’ in the country, seventeen percent of vacancies for teachers are yet to be filled throughout the Country including poll bound Bihar, as per Union Education Ministry Data.
The data also says with 40 percent of such vacancies lie in Bihar making it the worst affected.
NEP 2020 will usher in many landmark achievements like primary education in mother tongue and spread of multilingualism, according to the data.
According to political pandits, ‘higher vacancy issue’ in Bihar can be an election plank to both the governing NDA alliance as well as the RJD-Congress combine.
” At a time when the Covid-19 pandemic has closed school premises, pushed education online, and demanded more vigilant work from teachers than ever, especially in light of the great digital divides among students, such vacancies would be even more painfully felt,” the pandits observed.
A ‘closer look’ at Bihar also makes clear that the challenges are ‘many fold’ than only the funding issue, they maintained.
The Nitish Kumar ruled state is going in a three phase assembly elections from October 28 to November 7 – India’s first major polls under COVID shadow.
The pandemic, migrants and death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput are among the major poll issues during the two-month stretched Bihar Assembly elections.
The counting of votes for the 243-seat House would be held on November 10.