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UP to have unified commission for recruitment of teachers


 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday that a unified commission should be set up for selection of teachers at every level in the educational institutions right from basic to technical.

While reviewing the recruitment process of the teachers in various educational institutions in the state, Yogi gave necessary guidelines regarding the formation of ‘Uttar Pradesh Education Service Selection Commission’ as an integrated commission for the selection of candidates.

He said, “Separate authorities, boards and commissions have been set up for the selection of qualified teachers in basic, secondary, higher and technical educational institutions operating in the state.”

The CM said, apart from the Examination Regulatory Authority, Secondary Education Service Selection Commission and Higher Education Service Selection Commission, teachers are also being selected through the UP Public Service Commission. Besides, selection is conducted through the Board of Management for minority institutions of higher or secondary education level and through Board of Governance or Board of Directors for technical institutions. In order to make practical reforms, considering the future requirements, it would be appropriate to set up a unified commission for teacher selection.

He said the UP Education Service Selection Commission (UPESSC) should be set up as a corporate and integrated body of teachers selection commissions. “This integrated commission will prove to be useful in ensuring time-bound selection process, better utilisation of human resources and financial discipline,” he said.

Yogi said UPESSC should be given the form of an autonomous corporate body. “Guidelines regarding direct recruitment of teachers will be made by the commission. “In relation to the appointment of teachers, after completing the process of selection through selection test and interview recommendations should be made to the appointing authority for the appointment of candidates.”

He said, “Prepare and present the necessary proposal, setting the outline regarding the nature of the new commission, qualification of the chairman and members, powers and functions of the commission.”

The CM said the new integrated commission should have a person holding an honorable post like that of a vice-chancellor of universities, or having long experience of Indian Administrative Service, as its chairman. “Similarly, senior judges and experienced educationists should be its members. Other backward classes, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, women and minorities should also be represented in the commission,” he said.

He said the UP Teacher Eligibility Test should also be organised through this new commission. “It should be ensured that the TET is held on time,” he said.

Yogi said the recruitment of different categories of teachers in the basic school, non-government aided junior high school, affiliated primary school, non-government aided minority junior high school and affiliated minority primary school, government high school, intermediate colleges, non-government aided high school, intermediate colleges, government and aided Sanskrit schools as well as non-government aided minority high schools and intermediate colleges should be made through the new commission.

He said the selection process should be conducted by the newly integrated commission in government colleges, non-government aided colleges, Sanskrit colleges and minority colleges, government engineering colleges, aided polytechnic colleges and non-government aided madrasas.

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