Odisha govt to appoint 5634 ‘contract teachers’ in high schools

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 22:

The Odisha government has decided to appoint 5634 teachers on contract basis in government high schools of the state with due approval of the Finance department.

Odisha GovtThe teachers, who have qualified in the Odisha Teachers’ Eligibility Test (OTET), would be appointed on contract, sources in the School and Mass Education department said.

At present, there are a total of 494 posts of trained Intermediate and Matric teachers’ posts and 5100 trained Science and Arts teachers’ posts which are lying vacant.

The department has fixed the age limit for the contract teachers at 32.

However, the department would relax the age norm for the teachers belonging to SC, ST, other backward castes and physically challenged categories.

The department, in a notice, has said that apart from the appointment of OTET qualified teachers, teachers who have not appeared in the OTET but selected for appointment, would be given three chances to clear the OTET in two years.

The number of posts to be filled up on contract basis is as follows : Angul-179, Baleswar-338, Bargarh-138, Bhadrak-524, Bolangir-97, Boudh-45, Cuttack-301, Deogarh-52, Dhenkanal-182, Gajapati-32, Ganjam-595, Jagatsinghpur-296, Jajpur-314, Jharsuguda-77, Kalahandi-93, Kandhamal-37, Kendrapara-362, Keonjhar-266, Khordha-414, Koraput-75, Malkangiri-16, Mayurbhanj-264, Nabarangpur-38, Nayagarh-212, Nuapada-50, Puri-262, Rayagada-62, Sambalpur-55, Sonepur-62 and Sundargarh-196.

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