Rayagada: At least 120 posts of high school head masters are lying vacant in the tribal dominated Rayagada district of Odisha, official sources said here today.
There are altogether 133 high schools in the district and the vacant posts belonged to the category of scheduled caste and scheduled tribe candidates, District Education Officer of Rayagada, Premananda Rout said.
Besides, eight posts of Block Education Officers (BLOs) in the backward district, several posts of teachers, head clerks and clerks were lying vacant in different high schools, he said.
Steps were being taken to fill up the posts through proper advertisement inviting suitable candidates for test and interview, Rout said adding the process had started and he was optimistic of filling up the vacancies.
Vacancy of teaching staff in high schools in the district included 10 posts of post-graduate teachers (Arts), mathematics (25), science (six), Hindi (50) and Sanskrit (12), sources said.