Govt never delayed appointment of any vacant posts in LP schools: Rymbui

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In a massive appointment drive in the Education sector, Meghalaya Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui informed that the process of appointment of about 1,000 plus teachers is going on, even as he claimed there is no delay in the filling up vacancies of teachers in the various lower primary schools across the state.

He was reacting to the recent allegation made by the Leader of Opposition (LO) Mukul Sangma that the state government has delayed the process of appointment.

“The state government has never ever delayed the appointment of any vacant posts in the LP schools as stated by the LO. So, I think whatever allegation or statement given by the LO is totally wrong and not based on facts,” Rymbui told reporters.

He informed that the process of appointment of about 1,000 plus teachers is going on in almost all the districts except in East Khasi Hills which interview is still going and Dadenggre sub-division, which MTET examination will have to be reconducted.

“We are alive with the situation and all the posts will be filled up in due course of time,” the minister also assured.

Rymbui said it was last year that the state government has decided to fill up all vacancies and had conducted the Meghalaya Teachers’ Eligibility Test (MTET) as per NCTE norms.

When asked, the minister however said unfortunately, there are many sub-divisions and districts like in East Jaintia Hills, Amlarem, Baghmara, Williamnagar, Resubelpara, Mawkyrwat, where the number of vacancies is more than the number of qualified teachers.

“In view of this, we have decided to again conduct the MTET examination in the coming month so that these vacancies can be filled up at the earliest possible. The process is on and I hope within a very short span of time, we will be able to fill up all the vacant posts in the entire state,” he said.