IMPHAL, February 13: The state cabinet has today approved relaxation of ban on appointment/recruitment of teachers against the existing vacancies in government aided schools, said government spokesperson and state Education minister M Okendro Singh.
The spokesperson also said that the cabinet had also approved the recruitment of 17 MCS officers and 20 MPS officer through the MPSC under the 1-12 pattern of the UPSC.
State chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh today chaired a cabinet meeting this afternoon.
Addressing media persons after the cabinet meeting, he said that government representatives will meet with leaders of the All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur, ATSUM about their various demands tomorrow.
Elaborating on the agendas approved during today’s meet, he said that the cabinet had approved the recruitment of teachers against the existing vacancies in government aided schools made available through superannuation pension and dead.
The present sanctioned post for aided schools is 1749 with 1530 present strength and 219 vacancies, he asserted.
He elaborated an official order issued in 2011 had placed a ban on direct recruitment of teachers which had resulted in insufficient strength of teachers in aided schools.
As the ban has been relaxed the appointment will be conducted under the existing rule, he continued.
He further said that the cabinet has also approved the appointment of two election officers by relaxing the present ban on direct recruitment.
The state cabinet has also approved to write off the outstanding loan amount taken by eight ex-MLAs including Dr S Budhichandra Singh who died as the state speaker, he said before adding that the cabinet’s decision was taken following appeals from the families of the ex-MLAs.