In a landmark development, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is poised to distribute a staggering 1.10 lakh provisional appointment letters to teachers at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan, marking the most extensive mass distribution of such documents. While documentation verification is yet to be completed by the state government, these appointment letters are being handed out as “provisional” appointments.
Notably, 1.20 lakh teachers were selected to fill the vacancies of 1.7 lakh teaching positions for Class 1, Class 5, and Classes 9 to 12, through the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC). Furthermore, a significant aspect of this mass selection is the inclusion of over 57,000 female teachers, demonstrating the government’s commitment to addressing the shortage of teachers in rural secondary and higher secondary schools in rural areas.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar emphasized the importance of the fair and transparent selection process and brushed aside concerns raised by opponents regarding the teacher appointment procedure. Despite criticisms from political adversaries, this mass distribution of appointment letters is part of the government’s pledge to provide 20 lakh jobs before the current government’s term concludes. It’s a strategic electoral move that aligns with their promise of job creation and fulfillment of their commitment.
The Bihar Public Service Commission conducted a rigorous two-paper qualifying examination for candidates, with subject papers specific to the teaching position they applied for, and the selection process culminated in this massive issuance of provisional appointment letters, underscoring the government’s dedication to education and addressing teacher vacancies in the state.