As per the new rules that the cabinet passed on Monday, the Bihar government will now establish a Commission for hiring teachers in government schools.
At the Cabinet meeting, which was presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, it was also resolved that the government will raise the dearness allowance (DA) of state employees and pensioners by 4%.
“Earlier, the recruitment of teachers was held at panchayat, block and district levels… Under the new rule, the government will appoint teachers through a Commission,” S Siddharth, Additional Chief Secretary (Cabinet Secretariat), told reporters after the Cabinet meeting.
A senior education department official stated that the revised guidelines will now be used to appoint roughly 1.5 lakh teachers from primary to senior secondary stages.
There is a severe teacher shortage in the state’s 9,350 upgraded higher secondary schools.
Appointments won’t be made on a contractual basis under the new rule. After passing entrance exams held by the Commission, those teachers who had been hired on a contract might now work as regular government teachers, he said.
According to Siddharth, the state Cabinet agreed a 4% rise in the dearness allowance (DA) for government employees and pensioners.
With effect from January 1, 2023, the pensioners and state government employees will now receive 42% DA, he stated.