Haryana to hire retired teachers to overcome shortage

Haryana to hire retired teachers

Chandigarh

Haryana  has decided to offer retired teachers re-employment once they retire from service at the age of 58. They can be re-employed till they reach 65, in a bid to overcome the shortage of teachers in government schools.

Under the policy, school teachers will be re-employed on a yearly basis, subject to certain conditions, including better results than the state average. Sources say the decision has been taken in view of the acute shortage of teachers in schools and the lengthy procedure involved in filling vacancies.

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“To make up for the shortage of postgraduate teachers (PGTs), trained graduate teachers (TGTs), primary teachers (PRTs) and classical and vernacular (C&V) teachers, the department has decided to re-engage retired teachers. For this, a panel of retired teachers, equivalent to 25 per cent of the sanctioned posts in each category, will be prepared every year,” said Virender Singh Sehrawat, Additional Director, Department of Secondary Education.

Retired teachers intending to rejoin service can apply to the respective District Education Officer (DEO) and District Elementary Education Officer (DEEO) by November 27. The officers have been directed to prepare the panel at the earliest.Contractual teachers may be considered for fresh engagement while preparing a panel in the subsequent year.

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Teachers can be retained on the panel if their results and performance are better than the board or school average.The teachers can be re-engaged for five years or till they reach 65, whichever is earlier. Their duties and responsibilities will be the same as of a regular teacher or as assigned by the institution head.