1) The executive wing
2) The Vocational staff including Laboratory Technical Assistants
3) The Non vocational teaching staff
4) The ministerial staff
Analysis on Teaching Staff requirement
Among the four sections, it has been seen that inefficient human resource management has been seen among the Vocational staff. The vocational staff includes Vocational Teacher, Vocational Instructor and Laboratory Technical Assistants. In our state there are 1100 batches of vocational courses conducting in the VHSE department. Each batch has a Vocational Teacher (VT), a Vocational Instructor (VI) and a Laboratory technical Assistant (LTA). Other non Vocational Teachers are common irrespective of Vocational Subjects.
As per the VHSE syllabus, a total of 32 hours has been allotted to the vocational theory and practical per week. For handling this 32 hours per week duration three persons are entrusted with the duty as follows
1) The Vocational Teacher – For handling the theory and part of practical
2) The Vocational Instructor – For handling the remaining part of practical along with the Vocational Teacher and
3) The Laboratory Technical Assistants – For supportive function
A Vocational teacher who is drawing salary equivalent to a senior non vocational teacher (NVT Senior) or Senior Higher Secondary School Teacher (HSST Senior) is just handling 16 hours per week (8 hours for first year and 8 hours for second year – 4 hours each for practical and theory in each year) and a Vocational Instructor is handling practical in each first and second year with 8 hours duration per week. On the other hand, a Senior HSST is handling 24 hours per week.
The Laboratory Technical Assistant, who is associating the course, is qualified with the same course in the plus two levels. If the vocational Teacher is instructed to handle 24 hours, the remaining 8 hours can be handled by the Laboratory Technical Assistant alone or both of them together. The need for Vocational Instructor just to handle a part of the Vocational practical need be rethought of.
Savings to the state – There are 1100 batches of vocational courses conducting in the VHSE department in the whole state. Each course has one instructor. A total of 1100 instructors are serving the VHSE department. On an average each instructor is drawing around 22000 Rs. per month as salary. A total of around Rs. 29 Crore per year (2.42 crores per month) is given as salary for the instructors of VHSE department. Just by a slight modification as stated above this 29 crore per year can be saved by the state. The excess man power can be redeployed for productive purpose also. Hence the need for Vocational Instructor just to handle a part of the Vocational practical – otherwise could be handled by the Vocational Teacher and Laboratory Technical Assistant need be rethought of.
Analysis on Principal/ Clerical staff requirement
Like Higher Secondary Schools, recently the post of Principals has been sanctioned in Vocational Higher Secondary Schools also. Absence of clerical staff in HSS is not affecting its functioning, which shows that man power is adequate. But in VHSE at present there is clerical staff to handle official matters. If the post of Principals is sanctioned on regular basis in VHSE schools the need for clerical staff may be rethought of else that may be another channel of erosion of state revenue.
1) Reanalysis on need of Vocational Instructors for conducting vocational courses
2) Reanalysis on need of Clerical post if Principal Posts are sanctioned on regular basis in VHSS
3) As a whole the Human Resource requirement in state VHSE department need be reworked to avoid leakage of our precious state revenue.