Lok Sabha: Over 12,000 Teaching Posts Vacant in Kendriya Vidyalayas, 3,000 in Navodaya Schools: Govt
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New Delhi: Over 12,000 teaching positions are vacant in Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country while over 9,000 teachers have been engaged on contractual basis, according to the education ministry.
The maximum vacant teaching positions are in Tamil Nadu (1,162), Madhya Pradesh (1,066) and Karantaka (1,006).
As of 2021, the vacancies in teaching positions in Navodaya Vidyalayas (NVs), also managed by the Centre, is 3,156 across the country with highest in Jharkhand (230) and Arunachal Pradesh and Assam each have 215 vacancies.
The statistics were shared by Union Minister of State for Education, Annapurna Devi, in response to a question in Lok Sabha.
"There are 12,044 teaching posts and 1,332 non-teaching posts lying vacant in Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country. The vacancies arise due to transfer, retirement from time to time," Devi said.
"Filling up of vacancies is a continuous process and efforts are made to fill up the vacancies as per the provisions of the relevant recruitment rules," Devi said.
"Teachers are also engaged on contractual basis for temporary duration by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to ensure that the teaching-learning process is not hampered," she added.
A total of 9,161 teachers have been engaged in KVs across the country on contractual basis.
Apart from top three with over a thousand vacancies, there are seven other states with over 600 teaching positions lying vacant in the KVs, which include West Bengal (964), Odisha (886) and Maharashtra (705).
Category-wise there are 457 teaching positions reserved for OBCs that are lying vacant as of 2021, followed by 337 for SCs in the KVs. There are 163 EWS and 168 ST positions are also vacant. In the Navodaya Vidyalayas there are 194 EWS, 676 OBC, 470 SC and 234 ST teaching positions lying vacant.
ED Filed Maximum Money Laundering, FEMA Cases During 2021-22
In the Past 10 years, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) registered the highest number of money laundering and foreign exchange violation cases in the 2021-22 financial year -- at 1,180 and 5,313 complaints respectively, according to government data provided to Parliament on Monday.
During the financial years between 2012-13 to 2021-22, the federal probe agency filed a total of 3,985 criminal complaints under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and 24,893 under the civil law of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).
The data was provided to Lok Sabha in a written reply by the minister of state for finance, Pankaj Chaudhary.
According to it, the ED registered 221 money laundering cases during the 2012-13 fiscal. It filed 209 (2013-14), 178 (2014-15), 111 (2015-16), 200 (2016-17), 148 (2017-18), 195 (2018-19), 562 (2019-20), 981 (2020-21) and 1,180 cases (2021-22).
Similarly, the registration of FEMA cases stands at 1,722 (2012-13), 1,041 (2013-14), 915 (2014-15), 1,516 (2015-16), 1,993 (2016-17), 3,627 (2017-18), 2,659 (2018-19), 3,360 (2019-20), 2,747 (2020-21) and 5,313 (2021-22).
Overall, the minister said, till 31 March 2022, the ED recorded 5,422 cases under the PMLA, attached proceeds of crime of Rs. 1,04,702 crore (approximately), and filed prosecution complaints (charge sheets) in 992 cases resulting in the confiscation of Rs 869.31 crore and conviction of 23 accused.
Over 5,400 PMLA Cases in 17 Years; Only 23 Convictions
The ED has filed more than 5,400 money laundering cases since the criminal law was enacted over 17 years ago and it has secured conviction against just 23 persons till now, according to details provided by the government to Parliament on Monday.
The information was provided to Lok Sabha in a written reply by the minister of state for finance Pankaj Chaudhary.
Till 31 March 2022, the minister said, the ED recorded 5,422 cases under the PMLA, attached proceeds of crime of Rs. 1,04,702 crore (approximately), and filed prosecution complaints (charge sheets) in 992 cases resulting in the confiscation of Rs 869.31 crore and conviction of 23 accused.
The PMLA, enacted in 2002, was implemented on July 1, 2005.
India Lost 329 Tigers in 3 Years, 29 Due to Poaching: Govt
India lost 329 tigers in the last three years due to poaching, natural and unnatural causes, the government has said.
As many as 307 elephants have died in this period due to poaching, electrocution, poisoning and train accidents, it added.
According to data presented by Union Minister of State for Environment Ashwini Kumar Choubey in Lok Sabha on Monday, 96 tigers died in 2019, 106 in 2020 and 127 in 2021.
The minister said 68 tiger deaths were attributed to natural causes, five to unnatural causes, 29 to poaching and 30 to 'seizure'. A total of 197 tiger deaths are under scrutiny, he added.
However, the number of poaching cases has reduced over the years -- from 17 in 2019 to four in 2021, the data showed.
According to the data presented by the minister, 125 people have been killed in "tiger attacks" in this period, including 61 in Maharashtra and 25 in Uttar Pradesh.
The government said 222 elephants have died due to electrocution in the last three years, with Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Assam reporting 41, 34 and 33 such deaths, respectively.
Forty-five elephants have died in train accidents. Odisha and West Bengal logged 12 and 11 such fatalities, respectively.
The data showed 29 elephants have died due to poaching, including 12 in Meghalaya and seven in Odisha, while 11 elephants have died due to poisoning, including nine in Assam during the period.
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