Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government is in process to increase the number of teachers in the state.
The state government on Thursday released an advertisement to recruit 12,489 teachers, the move coming ahead of Assembly polls likely to be held at the end of the year.
Candidates who want to apply for the posts can apply online through the official site of CG VYAPAM at vyapam.cgstate.gov.in.
The vacancies will be filled through direct recruitment process and aspirants will be able to apply online for it from May 6, the state's Public Relations Department Official (PRO) said.
"Of the 12,489 vacancies, 6288 are posts of assistant teachers, 5,772 of teachers and 432 of lecturers. The examination will be conducted by Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board. The move came after the direction of the Supreme Court on May 1 to continue the selection and appointment process in Chhattisgarh with 58 percent reservation," he said.
The cabinet minister in the Chhattisgarh government, Dr. Premsai Singh shared the notification on twitter.
The Chhattisgarh High Court in September last year set aside the state government's 2012 order to raise the quota to 58 per cent in government jobs and admissions in educational institutions.
The HC had held reservation exceeding the 50 per cent ceiling is unconstitutional.
Following the HC decision, reservation for the Scheduled Tribe category declined to 20 per cent from 32 per cent.
Subsequently, the Chhattisgarh Assembly in December last year passed two amendment bills proposing to enhance the overall quota to 76 per cent in government jobs and admissions in educational institutions. These two bills are pending with Raj Bhawan for the governor's assent.
As per the bills, the Scheduled Tribe quota is 32 per cent, for Other Backward Classes it is 27 percent, Scheduled Caste 13 percent and four percent has been provisioned for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS).
The Chhattisgarh government had also filed a petition in SC challenging the HC order.
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