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Nearly 1 lakh schools with only one teacher: Government

IANS  |  New Delhi 

There are more than 90,000 schools with only single teaching in them at and secondary level combined, as per the data available with the government, of State for Human Resource Development, Pal Singh said in Parliament on Monday.

"As per Unified District Information System of (UDISE), 2016-17 (Provisional), there are 92,275 single-Government schools at both elementary level and secondary level," the said in a written reply in Lok Sabha.

The said that the recruitment, service conditions and redeployment of teachers are primarily in the domain of respective state governments and union territories.

"The government, through the centrally sponsored scheme of Samagra Shiksha, provides assistance to state governments/UTs for additional teachers to maintain appropriate Pupil Ratio as per the requirements of the states/UTs."

"The has been consistently pursuing the matter of expeditious recruitment and redeployment of teachers with the states and UTs at various fora. Advisories on this issue have also been issued to states and UTs from time to time," he added.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 02:22 IST
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