The central Government ensures that the vacancy of the teachers in various states and Union territories are regularly catered to. Apart from this, the centre also assists the states to appoint new teachers, as a part of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
According to the latest UNECO report, India would be in need of close to 3.6 lakh teachers at the primary level alone.
The Government has taken a number of steps to enhance the learning outcome of the students. Some of these steps are a better Pupil teacher ratio (PTR) by increasing the number of teachers, providing free of cost notebooks to the students, giving away free sets of uniforms, frequent teacher training programs and setting up of various cluster resource centres to help the teachers in delivering effective lessons.
The central government also supports the states on the matters of teacher training in the areas of reading & comprehension, early stage mathematics, early grade reading, science and other related subjects.
The states and the UTs are also supported by conducting student assessment surveys by an external party to ensure that the gaps in the knowledge of the students are well identified and worked upon.
The above information was submitted by Shri Upendra Kushwaha in the Lok Sabha. He is a Minister of State (MoS) in the 'Ministry of Human Resource Development'.