42 teachers are working in the various aided schools in these two districts and many schools have closed down due to lack of students.
Khammam: Teachers in the aided schools are drawing the salaries on part with their counterparts in government schools but without any work in Khammam and Bhadradri-Kothagudem districts.
According to the details, about 42 teachers are working in the various aided schools in these two districts and many schools have closed down due to lack of students to pursue the education in Telugu medium.
Though, these teachers are drawing salaries as per the records. Thanks to the help being rendered by the mandal education officers to these teachers.
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According to the estimate, the government is spending nearly Rs 60 lakh in Telangana towards salaries of 123 teachers in sponsored schools in the state, without drawing any work from them.
As part of encouraging literacy in a united Andhra Pradesh, then the government sanctioned some teacher posts to private schools having a good track record.
The government paid the salaries to these teachers and the infrastructure was maintained by the management of the schools. Seventy percent of such aided schools ran smoothly and the education was imparted to the children effectively.
Once the English medium of teaching gained the prominence, parents showed interest to join their kids in schools teaching in the foreign language and the pupil strength in the aided schools came down so much so that some of even closed down. Five teachers of an aided school in Khammam are drawing the salaries for the last three years without any student strength.
Surprisingly, no action has been taken against the teachers for a misuse of government funds. These teachers are running their own private businesses & managing the show by paying mamools to the mandal education officials.
Similar is the situation of single-teacher primary schools in the Bhadradri district. About nine teachers are drawing salaries without any work in the schools practically. There is no inspection was taken on it.
Sudhakar, a retired headmaster said, “There is no work to 60 percent of the teachers in these aided schools. The government is spending of about lakhs of rupees on them. Instead of paying the salaries and allowing them to sit idle, they can be engaged in the place of vidya volunteers in the government schools. The government must take a decision on this at an earliest.”