JK News Today: Minister of Education, Altaf Ahmad Bukhari said today in Legislative Assembly that the Government has referred 2154 teacher, 1296 non-teaching staff vacancies for fast track recruitment to overcome the paucity of staff (teaching and non-teaching) in the schools.

The department is contemplating to refer more posts to the recruiting agencies soon and in this connection the process of consolidation of vacancies is in progress in all districts, the Minister informed further.

Elaborating further, the Minister said that introduction of additional courses in these schools is based on the demand and requires creation of posts of lecturers in the corresponding subjects.

He said a proposal for introduction of Islamic, Buddhist, Vedic studies, tourism and microbiology subjects in GHSSs was referred to the Finance Department for its concurrence but it has expressed inability for the creation due to scarcity of resources. However, he said the introduction of microbiology subject is under consideration of the department