Education Minister orders to issue appointment order to 1506 teachers who received advice memo
Thiruvananthapuram: Education Minister C Raveendranath has directed the department to issue appointment order to 1506 candidates who received advice memo for the post of teachers. The appointments will be carried out in LP, UP, High School and Higher Secondary schools in various districts. The decision was taken ahead of the reopening of the schools.
The appointment order will mention that the new teachers can join duty once schools resume classes.
Among the 1506 new teachers, 1156 will be appointed in LP, UP and High School sections and 350 will be recruited to Higher Secondary classes. Most of them have received advice memo months before the COVID-19 outbreak. They have been waiting for the appointment order for a long time.
As per the Kerala Education Rules, new appointments should be carried out once the schools reopen.
The appointment was delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister has summoned a high-level meeting on December 17 to decide on reopening of schools. 50 percent of teachers in 10, 12 classes are also asked to report at the schools from December 17 onwards.
As part of this direction, the education department has decided to issue appointment order to 1500 new teachers.
Declaring ‘100 days, 50,000 jobs’, the Chief Minister has informed about the appointment of teachers. The candidates were anxious as they did not receive appointment order even as the `100 days' announcement was soon to end.
The government had earlier released a notification on the official web portal claiming that the appointments were carried out. Names of the candidates were also published on the website. Noticing this, the candidates filed a complaint with the Chief Minister.
At the same time, PSC officials have informed that LP School teacher appointment in Kannur district was not cancelled due to the absence of qualified candidates in the rank list.
The PSC informed that advice memo was already sent to the reported vacancies.
“Advice memo was issued to 314 candidates for the vacancies reported till August 3, 2020. A total of 292 candidates were named in the main list. Advice memo was issued to candidates till 175th rank. The rank list has validity till December 27, 2021,” informed PSC.
The candidates alleged that vacancies of 120 LP teachers in Kannur were not reported to PSC. They complained that the district authority is not reporting the retirement and promotion to identify the vacancies in the district.