Jamshedpur: Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) on Sunday said education and health sectors were the worst affected sector in the state.
The previous governments led by Babulal Marandi, Arjun Munda, Madhu Koda or Hemant Soren as well as the present regime headed by Raghuvar Das have never bothered to improve the prevailing condition of education and health sector, JPCC secretary S R A Rizvi Chabban said.
Chabban said the initiative undertaken by the Das government to fill the vacant post of teachers in the state was "insufficient and inadequate" while the infrastructure of these two sector was in bad shape.
Chabban told PTI that the education in Urdu medium schools in the state was badly affected owing to shortage of more than 3000 teachers.
Justifying his point, Chabban said East Singhbhum district was considered as most developed district of Jharkhand but the condition of government schools was in bad shape.
Altogether, there were 58 government high schools in the district, out of which 11 schools have been upgraded as Plus two schools, he said.
As per the government provision, each plus two school have sanction post of one head master and 10 teachers. On that count, there should have been 11 head masters and 110 teachers but unfortunately, the district has only 56 teachers, he claimed.
None of the 11 plus two school have a full-fledged head master and were being managed by acting head master, he regretted.
The situation in the primary and middle school was no different, Chabban said.
Criticising the education policy, the Congress leader said as per the rotation policy, the teachers discharging their responsibility at a place consecutively for three years should have been transferred but 60 teachers (primary, middle and high schools) were working in naxal-affected Dumaria block of the district continuously for last 13 years and no one was bothered to look into it.
Chabban claimed that the health sector too was in bad shape with acute shortage of doctors, para-medical staff and inadequate infrastructure.