Haryana’s Mewat area, which has a substantial population of Muslims, will now have a separate cadre of teachers, a lawmaker said Sunday.
Mewat legislator Aftab Ahmed said in a statement that 5,000 posts of teachers have been sanctioned for the area to improve the level of education there.
This is the first time that the Haryana government has sanctioned a separate cadre of teachers for a particular district in the state.
Ahmed said that the government had notified Mewat District School Education rules and it had been made mandatory that those teachers who were willing for appointment in Mewat would not be transferred to any other district.
However, aspirants from all the state's 21 districts of the state could apply for these posts, he added.
Urdu would be taught in all the primary schools of Mewat and 544 posts of Urdu teachers have been sanctioned to promote the language, Ahmed said.
In the last two years, nearly 1,500 teachers have been appointed in Mewat, which lies in southwest Haryana.