UP Teacher Vacancy 2024: There is bad news for the youth waiting for new primary teacher recruitment in Uttar Pradesh. The state government has said that at present it has no plans to recruit new primary teachers. The ratio of students to teachers is absolutely perfect. Sandeep Singh, Basic Education Minister in the state government, gave this information in the Assembly. He said that at present there is one teacher for 30 students in Basic and one teacher for 35 students in Upper Primary. We have kept this ratio equal. If the ratio is equal then there is no problem in teaching and learning. This stance of the state government regarding new teacher recruitment has further increased the anger of the teacher candidates. This reply of Yogi government has come when students have been protesting for the last several days regarding the recruitment of new teachers.
Education Minister Sandeep Singh said in the Assembly that against the sanctioned posts of 417886 posts in primary schools, 85152 posts of headmasters and assistant teachers are vacant. But including Shikshamitras and instructors, the student-teacher ratio is complete and there is no problem in studies.
While replying to the questions of Samajwadi Party (SP) members Anil Pradhan and Abhay Singh during the question hour in the budget session of the Legislative Assembly, Minister of State for Education (Independent Charge) Sandeep Singh said, ‘At present, both Shiksha Mitra and Instructor under the Basic Education Department. Cooperate in studies. At present the number of teachers in the department, including part-time instructors, Shiksha Mitras and assistant teachers, is 6,28,915. The ratio is complete and there is no problem in studies.” In response to a supplementary question, Singh also said, ”1,26,371 new teachers have been appointed in our government since 2017.”
Singh said, “Against the sanctioned posts of 4,17,886, 85,152 posts of head teachers and assistant teachers are vacant in the council primary schools operated under the control of Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Council.” He said that the number of students enrolled in council primary schools is 1,05, 06,379 and the number of working teachers is 3,32,734, thus the student-teacher ratio is 31:1 (one teacher for 31 students). Singh claimed that the student-teacher ratio, including the number of Shikshamitras in primary schools, is 1,47,766, which is 21:1, which is as per the norm.
B.Ed primary teacher out of recruitment
In compliance with the order of the Supreme Court, the Yogi government has also made it clear that B.Ed candidates will be left out of the recruitment of primary teachers. They will not be able to teach students from classes one to five. Only BSTC/ BTC/ D.El.Ed candidates will be able to become primary teachers. Minister Sandeep Singh said, ‘In the order passed on August 11, 2023 in the Special Appeal No. 5068/2023 Devesh Sharma vs Union of India and others in the Honorable Supreme Court, National Teacher Education for teaching B.Ed. candidates in classes 1 to 5. The notification issued by the Council dated June 28, 2018 has been set aside and disposed of.
Candidates say that more than 2 lakh teachers have been appointed in Bihar in the last 5 months. Why is it not coming out in UP? One candidate said that why are they offering courses like D.El.Ed, stop it. During the recruitment in 2019, the government had countered in the Supreme Court that in future we will give recruitment on 51,112 posts. But he did not get recruited. A large number of people retired in the last 5 years. Despite so many posts being vacant, no recruitment is being given.