The Rajasthan School Education Board has recently issued directives to terminate the employment of hostel wardens at Kasturba Gandhi Balika Residential Schools (KGBV) within the state. These wardens have been rendering their services through a placement agency for a period spanning approximately 15 years. The state comprises a total of 319 KGBV schools, with 18 of them located in Udaipur. Among these schools, 29 operate under the direct supervision of government school principals. Consequently, the decision has been made to discontinue the services of 290 hostel wardens.
In this context, a decision had been made prior to the implementation of the code of conduct, but the department is facing a challenge in finding suitable candidates to fill the vacant positions. The Commissioner of the Board, T. Shubh Mangala, has now issued orders to immediately entrust the responsibilities of wardens to government teachers.
The removal of these contracted wardens is attributed to various factors, including issues related to their work procedures. Complaints regarding irregularities in KGBV operations have been on the rise. The department encountered difficulties in taking action against them due to their appointment through an agency and the disbursement of payments through the same agency. Besides wardens, government employees also serve as secretaries in KGBV, resulting in an overload of responsibilities on the secretary.
Source: Dainik Bhaskar