Mumbai: Maharashtra Government today said
the recruitment of `Shikshan Sevaks` for primary schools
affiliated to the local-self government bodies is being
conducted through a Central Entrance Examination (CET).
School Education Minister Balasaheb Thorat told the
Assembly during a discussion on a calling attention notice
over the issue that this year`s entrance examination was held
on May 2 and the results were declared on June 1.
For the 15,012 posts of `Shikshan Sevaks (teaching
assistants), 1,85,168 students’ appeared for the CET. As many
as 54,695 students cleared the test. Of these, names of 14,317
were sent to the district administration for scrutiny and
selection, he said.
Opposition members demanded that the students be
appointed to the post in their home district itself and
demanded a stay on the scrutiny and selection process. The
Minister, however, rejected the demand.
Pramod Jathar (BJP) said the Shikshan Sevaks are hired
for a meagre salary of Rs 3,000 a month. "It is unfair to make
them travel all over Maharashtra on this salary."
Members said after becoming permanent in their jobs,
the Shikshan Sevaks get transferred back to their home
districts. This results in vacancies in the districts where
they were appointed, they said.
Members opined that in all districts, 70 per cent
recruitment should be from locals.