Classification of schools in Arunachal Pradesh

According to the recently approved transfer and posting policy -2020 (Transfer & Posting Policy, 2020) by the Department of Education of Arunachal Pradesh, all government schools will be divided into three categories.

main point Classification of schools in Arunachal Pradesh:

  • Absence of teachers is a major issue in 3,513 government schools and 211 community schools in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The student-teacher ratio is in favor of these areas due to better access to urban areas than other areas.
  • In order to provide job satisfaction to teachers by adopting an independent and transparent process in need-based delivery and appointment of teachers to protect the educational interests of students, the Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet has made the ‘Transfer and Recruitment Policy-2020’ (Transfer & Posting Policy, 2020 ) Has been approved.

What is the classification of government schools:

  • Under the ‘Transfer and Placement Policy -2020’ in Arunachal Pradesh, all government schools will be classified into ‘Hard’, ‘Medium’ and ‘Soft’ categories.
  • This classification of schools will be done on the basis of geographical topography of the place of appointment, access to the school, difficulty in arranging stay at the place of appointment.
  • The reason for this classification is the geographical location around the schools, lack of basic facilities and the reluctance of teachers to work in any area other than their preferred area.
  • Under this new policy, all newly appointed teachers will be appointed in ‘hard’ category schools during three years and probation period.
  • After this they will be appointed in ‘medium’ category schools for five years and thereafter they will be appointed in ‘soft’ category schools.
  • The Education Department of the state of Arunachal Pradesh is facing difficulties in appointing 16,594 regular teachers in remote areas where there are sufficient number of students in schools but there is a huge shortage of teachers.
  • Under this policy, transfer of teachers will be done through online process in the month of April / May.
  • The Northeast region comprises eight states with rich tribal, cultural, linguistic diversity and high literacy rates. There is a lack of infrastructure and facilities of education in this entire region, hence the level of education being imparted in this area and related infrastructure is required to be improved.

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