Odisha To Recruit 20,000 Junior Teachers In Primary & Upper Primary Schools; Check OSEPA Notification

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha School Education Programme Authority (OSEPA) has issued a notification for appointment of 20,000 junior teachers (schematic) in primary and upper primary schools under various revenue districts of the state.

“Applications are invited from the intending candidates to apply for the post of Junior Teacher (Schematic) through online mode only from 13.09.2023. The last date of submission of the online application form is 10.10.2023. No other mode of application will be accepted. There will be no examination fees,” the notification issued on Sunday.

It further said that the candidates will be selected on the basis of marks secured on CBT (Computer Based Test) examination. “The syllabus of the CBT examination is available on the OSEPA website. The date, time and examination centre of CBT examination will be mentioned in the admit card of the concerned candidates.”

Information on district-wise and category-wise posts will be available on OSEPA’s website (osepa.odisha.gov.in) from Monday, the notification added.

How to Apply

>> Go to the official website https://osepa.odisha.gov.in/

>> Find the advertisement

>> Open the notification and check the eligibility

>> Then click to apply & fill up the form correctly

>> Then click the final submit button & print the application form

Notably, the state government had come under severe attack last month for issuing new guidelines for such engagement on an annual agreement, barely 10 months after announcing to abolish contractual appointments.  The School and Mass Education department, however, defended the move as ‘progressive’ and said the decision to abolish contractual appointments did not extend to junior teachers.

According to the gazette notification issued by the department, the agreement will be renewed in subsequent years depending on the performance of teachers. It further said that a teacher can be disengaged from service with a notice period of 30 days if she/he violates the conditions of the agreement following an adverse report by the block education officer based on unauthorised absence/misconduct/involvement in criminal cases and others.

It is worth mentioning here that engagement of primary teachers had been suspended since 2016.

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