No shortage of teachers, principals in Kendriya Vidyalayas across country: Education Ministry

New Delhi: There is no shortage of principals and teachers in Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country, Lok Sabha was informed Monday. The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), an autonomous body which operates KVs across the country, has carried out a rationalization exercise for ensuring availability of adequate number of regular teachers in the school, according to Ministry of Education.
The information was shared by Union Minister of State for Education, Annapurna Devi, in a written reply in Lok Sabha.
“There is no such shortage of principals and teachers as teachers are regularly engaged on contractual basis pending regular recruitment, for which advertisement has been issued recently. Also, KVS has carried out a rationalisation exercise for ensuring availability of adequate number of regular teachers in the school,” she said.
Responding to a question about whether there was no scheme for career progression or a transfer policy leading to many spending five to seven years at far-flung stations, and they complain of a “policy paralysis”, Devi said there are notified schemes for career progression and transfer guidelines for all category of employees in KVS.
“There is no policy paralysis and KVS has been actively making special efforts to address learning loss arising from the pandemic. Such learning recovery measures, depending on the requirements of the students include remedial measures taken to address the problem and difficult areas of each student, extra classes, assigning expert teachers for personalized attention, parental engagement, use of technology and specific instructional material and worksheet and workbooks to address the specific learning requirements of students,” Devi said.
The Minister also denied that several principals were bitter and frustrated, and complained of “employee unrest” as some of them were forced to work in double shifts.
“No such matter has been reported,” she said.