Telangana CPI secretary and former MLA Chada Venkat Reddy today expressed his displeasure at the TRS government's "failure" to recruit teachers to the many vacant teaching posts in the state's government colleges and universities.
In a letter addressed to Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, Reddy demanded that the latter fill up all the vacant teaching posts in Telangana's universities.
"Nearly 40% of various government posts, including teaching posts, have been lying vacant. Because the state government has been negligent in recruiting university professors, the higher education institutions of the state, crippled by the lack of faculty and other staff, are being unable to discharge their duties properly. I urge the Telangana government to take note of this problem and to remedy it at the earliest. It is especially important to strengthen the education sector in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has thrown up unprecedented challenges to the teaching-learning process," he wrote.
The TRS government has recently attracted rebukes from various politicians and civil society organisations, who have accused the government of neglecting the state's education sector.
TJS chief M Kodandaram also recently assailed the government
for its "apathy" towards the teachers of the state, while BC Welfare Association national president R Krishnaiah alleged that the government was responsible for ruining the education system
of the state as it had failed to take steps to strengthen it.