Teachers and Para teachers A STUDY ON POLICIES AND PRACTICES. Sudhanshu Shekhar Patra Ph.D Candidate , NUEPA. Changes in Educational Provisions in India since 1950. Growth of Education Institution at Elementary Level. Growth of Student Enrollment. Growth of Teachers. Demand for teachers.
Teachers and Para teachersA STUDY ON POLICIES AND PRACTICES
Sudhanshu Shekhar Patra
Ph.D Candidate , NUEPA
Source: SES,MHRD several years
Recently large scale Para teachers Shiksha Sahayak (SS) were recruited in contract, the main assurance given was on regularization of their services.
After serving as SS continuously for 3 years on contract basis with a positive certificate from the concerned VECs, one shall be engaged as a Junior teacher by the respective Zilla Parishad on contract basis with consolidated remuneration of Rs 3500/- per month.
After satisfactory completion of 3 years of continuous and satisfactory engagement, a Junior teacher shall be eligible for appointment as a regular teacher by the Zilla Parishad.
In brief a SS after 6 years of continuous and satisfactory contractual engagement is assured of a regular teacher’s job.
After closing of EGS centers, Education volunteers(EVs) engaged by the respective community in the centers were disengaged.
In order to rehabilitee the EGS- EVs a as Gana Shikshak (meaning peoples teacher) under SSA with a monthly consolidated remuneration of Rs 2000/- , those who have minimum qualification as that of a SS or Rs 1,750/- (for those who are untrained).
The conditions of their engagement are similar to SS.
There is absolutely no information on any system existing for appraisal of teachers’ performance and developing accountability for their actions so far.
It is expected that in near future the state has to develop the instruments for appraisal of teachers’ performance and fix responsibility according to the provisions of the right to education act.