"Recruitment of about 25,000 teachers will benefit children studying in different government run schools," Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik told reporters here.
Stating that the government has decided to recruit 14,181 Sikshya Sahayaks and an additional 3,500 for multi-lingual education, Patnaik said multi-lingual teachers would be of great help in promoting tribal language.
A total of 17,681 SSs would be recruited after a week and the process was expected to end by November this year.
Besides, about 100 Telugu teachers would also be recruited to take care of the needs of the Telugu speaking people, specially in the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Rayagada, Koraput, Puri and other places, Patnaik said.
The state government, official sources said, has decided to start a teacher training programme for Telugu teachers this year.
This apart, 50 Bengali teachers would also be recruited to take care of Bengali speaking students in the Malkangiri, Nabarangpur and Balasore districts, Patnaik said.
Similarly, the government has also decided to recruit about 60 Urdu teachers. "The process is already underway for recruitment of about 4707 contact teachers for high schools through the district education offices," a senior official said.
About 90 posts of headmasters in the Odisha Education Service (OES)-II and block education officers would be recruited through the Odisha Public Service Commission, the official said.