Chandigarh: Haryana will recruit nearly 10,000 junior basic teachers to shore up the elementary education sector in the state.
A proposal to this effect will be sent to the State Teachers Recruitment Board shortly.
As many as 8,401 JBT teachers had already been recruited to meet the shortage of teachers during the year 2011 and 544 posts of teachers of Urdu language had already been advertised, state education minister Geeta Bhukkal said here today according to an official release.
She said that the Government had earmarked over Rs 4,889 crore for elementary education during the current financial year.
The state government was committed to develop Haryana as an education hub and several steps were being taken by the Government, she said.
The minister said that under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan, the award money of those panchayats who have ensured admission of all girls in the age group between 6-14 years into schools had been increased from Rs 50,000 to Rs one lakh.
During the tenure of present government, 544 branches of primary schools had been upgraded to primary schools and 267 primary schools to middle schools.