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UPA govt to hire 4,000 teachers

Criticised for failing to create enough jobs during its tenure, the UPA government is going to recruit 4,000 teachers in central schools. Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), an outfit of the ministry of Human Resource Development, which is responsible for managing nearly 1,100 schools is going to recruit 4,000 teachers shortly.  KVS has received more than three lakh applications. This time, it has been made mandatory for candidates to pass the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET).

With 11 lakh students, 1,094 schools and 56,000 teachers and employees, KVS is one of the largest school chains in the world. On planned and non-planned basis, they spend about Rs 2,400 crore annually.

For the latest five year plan  period, the planning commission had directed KVS to set up another 500 new central schools but two years have passed and on record the ministry has not given permission to start even one such because of financial crunch.
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