Bihar Teacher Recruitment 2021: The Bihar government will complete all formalities clearing the way for the recruitment of 1.25 lakh teachers for primary and secondary government schools across the state after the ongoing panchayat elections, Education Minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary informed the assembly on Thursday. The last of the 11-phase panchayat polls will be held on December 12.Also Read - UPPSC 2022 Exams Calendar Released | Check Important Dates And Details Here

“Immediately after completion of panchayat polls in the state, the (education) department will complete formalities for hiring 1.25 lakh school teachers. Around 40,000 teachers have already been appointed by the department,” Choudhary told the assembly. Also Read - DU Recruitment 2022: Application Invited For 186 Associate Professor Posts on | Details Inside

Now, there will not be any shortage of teachers in government schools in the state, he said, while concluding the discussion on the demand for grant of Rs 7,744 crore to the education department for the current fiscal. The priority of the government is opening one senior secondary school in each panchayat in the state, the minister said. Also Read - RCF Apprentice Recruitment 2022: Apply For 56 Posts on, Check Vacancy Details Here

Opposition’s walkout over Niti Aayog’s report

The assembly passed the demand for the grant amid a walkout by the opposition members to protest against the Bihar government’s “silence” over the Niti Aayog’s report declaring the state as one of the poorest. Earlier, while participating in the discussion, RJD MLA Lalit Kumar Yadav said, “The recent report of Niti Aayog has exposed the failure of the Nitish Kumar government with facts and evidence.”

The report has put Bihar at the bottom in education, health and development indices, he said. “There is no need to approve the demand for grant to the education department. The minister must give his reply on the findings of the Niti Aayog,” Yadav added.

Another RJD MLA Bhudeo Choudhary wondered Why the government is silent over the Niti Aayog report. According to NITI Aayog’s national multidimensional poverty index baseline report, Bihar has been ranked poorly in majority of indices -education, nutrition, school attendance, electricity, housing, bank accounts, sanitation and drinking water, he said.

(With inputs from PTI)