The Odisha government decided to reduce the residency period. The move will facilitate, as many as 63,303 primary school teachers across the state to get promoted. Besides, teaching posts for a variety of subjects will also be filled at the Upper primary level along with the posts of headmasters at the primary and upper primary levels, said the Chief Minister's office.
The official statement in this development reads as follows: "With the implementation of the proposal, 29,759 assistant teachers who are currently at level 5 (a) will be promoted to level 5 (b) similarly as many as 29,759 senior teachers currently at level 5 (b) will be promoted to Level-4 immediately. In addition, 3785 headmasters who are at level 4 will be promoted to Level 3 by September 2021," the statement added.
The statement added, "Besides, residency period for Assistant Teachers in level 5 (B) has been reduced to 6 months from existing one year, while the residency period has been reduced to one year from 2 years for promotion to level 3 from level 4."
Chief Minister Navin Patnaik also congratulated all the teachers who are going to be promoted and wished them all the success of the state government's efforts towards quality education.