Rajasthan Education Dep't Feeling Helpless. Why?

Rajasthan Doesn't Have Enough Officials
An education department might have executed lots of schemes and programmes in the schools that are run by the State Government. But, do they have enough officials to monitor them? No! It now feels helpless when it comes to effective implementation and monitoring, the department.

There are around 80,000 elementary schools in the state and only 1500 officials to monitor all the activities in the Government Schools.


In accordance to that of officials from education department, the total sanctioned posts is nearly 1800, out of which 300 posts are lying vacant. The other 1500 officials are helpless and need to handle, implement and monitor all the task regarding the schools.

Combined of these 80,000 schools make up to an total number of 1.25 crores of students at present. The most astonishing fact is that those who are involved in monitoring all works, do not own the powers to take any action against the erring employees of the education department.

A senior official from the department said "A number of programmes and schemes and students are very less. While, those are most involved in the monitoring work, do not have power to take any action".

Ravi Kumar Surpur, who is the Director of Elementary Education says "I agree that the department does not have adequate staff and it affects working but, there are other departments and public representatives also, who contribute to implementation and monitoring in schools".

Finally when the problem was kept in front of the Education Minister Brij Kishore Sharma, he said "I understand the problem. We are soon going to appoint officials for the purpose".

However, the helpless state finally makes way for the right solution. But, its also equally important to appoint officials who are strongly eligible for the post and should have the capability to handle the assigned task. What say?

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