Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 8:
Plagued with shortage of teachers in primary schools across the state, the Odisha government has planned to appoint retired primary school teachers on contractual basis in schools nearest to their places of residence.
Under its ‘Teacher on Call’ scheme, retired teachers will be given appointment on contract basis from July 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016 on a daily allowance of Rs 300. However, a teacher appointed under the scheme will be paid a maximum amount of Rs 5,200 per month.
In the event of sikshya sahayak being appointed for the school, the retired teacher will be retrenched. The unavailability of suitable candidates for appointment as sikshya sahayaks has been major reason for the decline in quality education to students,
Retired teachers below 65 years of age can apply for appointment under the ‘Teacher on call’ scheme. They will be given appointment if they perform satisfactorily at the interview to be conducted by Block Education Officers (BEOs), sources in the School and Mass Education department said.
While BEO will be the chairman of the appointment board, the Assistant Block Education Officer (ABEO) and two headmasters selected by the BEO will be members of the board. Retired teachers will appointed within seven days of applying for the post after conduct of interview.
They will join their jobs from July 1. The concerned BEO will ensure payment of their monthly wages by second week of each month. Their wages will be deposited in their bank accounts, the sources said.