All 746 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) in Uttar Pradesh will quickly have an all-women staff. Contracts of all present male staff working in these schools functioning in all 75 districts of the state won’t be renewed, stated state training division officers conscious of the transfer.
Director common, college training, Uttar Pradesh, Vijay Kiran Anand issued a letter dated April 25 in this regard to all district magistrates ordering them to not renew providers of instructing in addition to non-teaching male staff working in these schools in their respective districts, the officers stated.
This step had been taken for the protection of woman college students learning in these residential schools providing residential training from lessons 6 to 8, they added. The letter, a replica of which is with HT, cites an earlier authorities order issued by extra chief secretary, fundamental training, UP, Deepak Kumar on April 20, 2023 and a missive obtained from the joint secretary, college training and literacy division of Union ministry of training dated October 12, 2022 as the idea for these orders whereas asking for compliance.
The officers have additionally been instructed to recruit eligible ladies on the posts left vacant following the exit of male staff. The transfer is probably going to hit over 1200 male academics and non-teaching staff of KGBVs functioning throughout the state. They embrace 32 males out of the whole staff of 209 working in 20 KGBVs of Prayagraj alone. Majority of males in these schools are working as watchmen and accountants.
“A few of us are working proper from the beginning and all of the sudden discover ourselves on the street after devoting 10-11 years to this job,” stated an affected male worker sad with the choice.
The joint secretary, college training and literacy division of Union ministry of training, in a missive dated October 12, 2022 had made out there the brand new framework for the implementation of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan in accordance with the provisions of the brand new Nationwide Training Coverage (NEP)-2020.
This framework, a replica of which is with HT, in its part 22.214.171.124 whereas stressing the significance of security and safety of ladies availing free boarding services in KGBVs clearly defines that warden/in-charge trainer/resident trainer and all different staff/employees working in or taking care of the women’ hostel ought to be females solely.
“Following the order, now renewal of contracts of males academics and employees at KGBVs will happen in Prayagraj,” confirmed fundamental shiksha adhikari (BSA), Prayagraj, Praveen Kumar Tiwari. Officers stated that every one staff of KGBVs are employed on an annual contractual foundation for a specific college and subsequently there isn’t a provision of transfers to another group of schools.
The KGBVs provide freed from price residential education services (from class 6 until class 8 at current with plans to prolong them to class 12) to increase training amongst women, particularly these belonging to scheduled castes (SC), scheduled tribes (ST), different backward lessons (OBC) and minority communities as properly kids of under poverty line (BPL) households.
The KGBV scheme was launched by Authorities of India to make the training system extra responsive to the wants of marginalised women and to improve their entry and retention. Initially it ran as a separate scheme however was merged with the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) programme with impact from April 1, 2007.