As per the G.O.Ms.No.289 promulgated by the Andhra Pradesh Government in 1983, the recruitment of the candidates to the posts of secondary grade teachers, school assistants and language pundits is taken up under the supervision of the District Selection Committee. In line with the order, Panchayat Raj Department and the Government of Andhra Pradesh held the power to determine vacancies and sanction posts for taking up the teacher recruitment.

The method of selection was laid down in G.O.Ms.No.716 that stipulates the District Selection Committee to call candidates through the sources of employment exchanges and conducting written examination and interviews.

The finalization of candidates in respect of posts earmarked for the corporations and municipalities will be done by the Committee set up by the respective institutions for the purpose under the appropriate Acts and Rules.

In the beginning, teachers recruited for these posts were paid remuneration of Rs.398/- per month. Further, they were not eligible for obtaining any kind of allowances or benefits like leaves etc. what were the prerogative of Government, Panchayat Raj and Municipal teachers.

Teacher recruitment for these mentioned posts was on a contract basis for a period conterminous with the academic year. The services of the teachers were dispensed with on the last date of employment of the academic year. However, the recruiting authority had the final say to terminate the services of the teachers during the contract period without serving any advance notice and without giving any reasons for such termination. Further, the appointed teachers were not eligible for the fixed remuneration during the period of summer holidays.

The recruitment of the Special Language Pandits was subject to the conditions:

(a)    Special Language Pandits and Special Teachers were eligible for a fixed remuneration of Rs.398/-.

(b)   The Commissioner for School Education was delegated with the authority to allocate the posts district-wise as per requirements of the Government, Municipal Corporation, and Panchayat Raj, Municipal Schools. Further allocation to the needy school was decided by the District Educational Officer concerned.

(c)    The Special Teacher Posts were assigned to Single Teacher Schools, subject to the below-mentioned conditions:

(i)                 Preference was given for the supplementary Special Teacher posts to the Single Teacher Schools where the teacher-student ratio was satisfied as per G.O.Ms.No.812, Education, dated 9th March, 1977.

(ii)               In case any posts were left after allocating to the schools coming under (a) above, they might be allocated to schools where the teacher-student ratio was not met with. Whilst making the allocation of such schools, top priority was accorded to the schools where classes’ I-V were available.

Successive governments in the state continued with the practice of taking up the drive to fill government teacher jobs by issuing DSC Notification once in every two years. Accordingly, the district selection committee revises the DSC syllabus keeping in line with the changing patterns of education.

In the AP DSC  2013 notification issued by the DSC, a total number of 20,000 teacher posts would be filled up through recruiting Special Grade Teachers, Language Pundits and School Assistants, Physical Education Teachers. The good part of the AP DSC  2013 is that B.Ed. passed out candidates are allowed to apply for DSC 2013 with TET eligibility. The DSC Exam 2013 is expected sometime in the months of Aug/September.