Bangalore: The Karnataka Government has
decided to recruit 2,910 teaching and 353 non-teaching staff
for its residential schools to ease the manpower shortage in
them, Minister for Social Welfare Govind Karjol said today.
The recruitment which would based on merit-cum-reservation
will be completed in two months, he told reporters here.
"Direct Recruitment will be transparent without oral
interview or award of marks. Merit is the criteria and
reservation rules have to be followed strictly", he said in the
backdrop of a major recruitment scam in two medical colleges
that rocked the BJP government and led to the resignation of
Ramachandra Gowda as Minister for Medical Education.
The state has 512 Residential Schools and majority of
them faced staff shortage, he said.
About 278 hostels have no building of their own and efforts
are on to construct buildings for them, he said.
Under Own-Your-Land scheme, government planned to purchase
at least 1,000 acres in every district for distribution among
landless families hailing from SC and ST sections, he said.
The selected family will get two acres in dry zone and one
acre in irrigated zone.
"We have funds pooled from various schemes to the tune of
Rs 600 crore. The government is ready to give Rs 100 crore
for Own Your Land scheme", he said.
Karjol said under the Ganga Kalyan Irrigation scheme, it is
proposed to sink 10,000 borewells this year.
The government has directed its residential schools and
3600 hostels in the state admit orphan children and ensure
education to them upto Pre-University level.