New Delhi, May 14 : Union Minister for Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Thursday announced that the examination date of NET will be announced soon and those teachers who have completed the recruitment process of Navodaya Vidyalaya, will get appointment after lockdown.
He made these two big announcements, while interacting with teachers across the country through a webinar here. Replying to a question on the appointment of teachers, the Minister said that more than 8,000 appointments in Kendriya Vidyalayas were done and nearly 2,500 appointments were done in Navodaya Vidyalayas. More than 12,000 teachers were appointed in the Universities.
The teachers selected in the recruitment process of Navodaya Vidyalaya will get appointment letters once the lockdown ends, an official statement here said. Mr Pokhriyal told the teachers, 'Our government believes that the posts of teachers should not be kept vacant and the Ministry is taking all possible steps to fill the vacancies soon.' Responding to the question on teachers' training, Mr Pokhriyal said the training of teachers for the online education system is going on with full readiness and lakhs of teachers were also undergoing training. At Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT), training of teachers is being organised for the use of e-learning resources, he said, adding that the teachers participation has increased in these training programmes. Teachers have expressed their willingness to connect themselves with new technologies to teach students, he added. Giving a message of 'Acharya Devo Bhava', the Minister expressed his gratitude to all the teachers for spreading awareness relating to COVID-19 among the students and society at large. Mr Pokhriyal, through his webinar, appealed to all the teachers to perform their duties and ensure academic welfare of students, even during the lockdown. 'In India, the importance of a guru has always been more than God and that is why we should respect all the teachers, keeping with the spirit of Acharya Devo Bhavah,' he said, adding that in this crisis, teachers also acted like frontline workers and their work was highly appreciated. Noting that it was a difficult time for everyone -- be it parents or students, he said the responsibility of a teacher gets bigger because he is the guardian of many children at once and he has to take care of everyone without any bias. Teachers across the country have discharged their responsibilities, which is commendable, he added. During the interaction, Mr Pokhriyal said that due to the efforts made by the teachers, the online education system of the country has proved successful. Many teachers were not expert in technology, but still they trained themselves for the benefit of students and contributed to online education. The crisis period has further confirmed that if the teachers of a country are strong and responsible, then that country will always go on the path of development.