BPSC to appoint 11,334 headmasters in Bihar’s govt schools

Earlier this year, the BPSC had advertised the recruitment process to appoint 6,421 headmasters of the higher secondary schools and selected only 421 aspirants for the post

Headmasters Bihar

Patna: After inviting applications for appointment of teachers in the 2nd round, the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) is likely to advertise vacancy for over 11,000 headmasters in secondary and higher secondary schools.

Officials of the state education department said that they would send the requisition of 11,334 headmasters of secondary and higher secondary schools to the BPSC soon through the general administrative department (GAD). The state cabinet has recently approved the education department’s proposal to notify vacancy of as many as 5,334 headmasters.

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Earlier this year, the BPSC had advertised the recruitment process to appoint 6,421 headmasters of the higher secondary schools. As many as 421 aspirants were selected by the commission and finally 369 of them joined the schools. A total of around 14,000 aspirants had filled the application and 11,000 of them appeared in the examination. Ultimately, around 6000 posts of headmasters in the higher secondary schools remained vacant.

It is learnt from the education department that the government would club all vacancies together this time and will ask the BPSC to select suitable candidates at the earliest. If the GAD completed the formalities soon, the BPSC may advertise the recruitment process for headmasters by the year-end, officials said, adding that the education department might also constitute the headmaster cadre separately.

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There are around 29,000 secondary schools in the state and all the schools might require dedicated headmasters. Currently, almost all the schools are being run by ad-hoc headmasters. Chief minister Nitish Kumar on November 2, the day on which a large number of teachers recruited by the BPSC in the 1st phase were given away the appointment letters, had said that the vacancies for headmasters would soon be notified.

On November 11, state education minister Chandra Shekhar had also hinted that the department had identified the vacancies for headmaster and it would soon send the requisition to the GAD to finalise the roster for the same before sending it to the BPSC.

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