Raipur, March 16, 2016: Chhattisgarh government today said 2,112 posts of principal and 11,658 positions of lecturer are lying vacant in high schools and higher secondary schools of the state.
In a written reply to the question of BJP MLA from Jagdalpur constituency Santosh Bafna, School Education Minister Kedar Kashyap informed the Assembly, "A total of 3,966 high schools and higher secondary schools are operational in Chhattisgarh."
"Out of the 3,966 sanctioned posts of principals in these schools, 2,112 posts are still vacant.
Similarly, of 36,220 posts of lecturers, 11,658 are lying vacant," he said, adding "Efforts are underway to fill the vacant posts."
According to the minister, maximum vacancies (175) for the post of principal are in higher secondary schools of Balodabazar district, followed by Rajnandgaon (145), Kanker (144), Bastar (125), Bemetara (123), Kabirdham (122), Kondagaon (114), Mahasamund (111), Raigarh (97), Koriya (93), Surajpur (89) and 88 each in Jashpur and Dhamtari.
Likewise, 1,038 posts of lecturers are vacant in Rajnandgaon, followed by Bastar (859), Kondagaon (826), Balodabazar (797), Jashpur (684), Koriya (677), Bilaspur (483) and Kanker (589), he said.