More than 10 lakh teacher posts lying vacant across India, says government
Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha informed Parliament today that out of a total of 51,03,539 sanctioned posts for teachers at the elementary level, 9,00,316 posts are lying vacant.
Uttar Pradesh tops the list of states and union territories with a maximum number of vacant posts at the elementary level while Jammu and Kashmir top the list with the maximum number of vacancies at the secondary level, according to data compiled till March 31, 2017.
Rajasthan (56,512 sanctioned posts), Daman and Diu (139 sanctioned posts), Andaman and Nicobar islands (782 sanctioned posts) and Andhra Pradesh (1,543 sanctioned posts), Manipur (406 sanctioned posts) and Mizoram (1864 sanctioned posts) have zero vacancies for teachers at the secondary level.
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