Ministry of Tribal Affairs to fill 3479 vacancies in the Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS)

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs through its autonomous body, the National Education Society for Tribal Students has embarked on a major drive to fill around 3479vacancies of teaching staff in the Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) in 17 States across the country.

Ministry of Tribal Affairs to fill 3479 vacancies in the Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS).

Important Dates:

  • Commencement of submission of online application: 1 April 2021
  • Last date for submission of online application: 30 April 2021
  • Exam Date: 1st week of June

This will result in positioning of quality human resource in the EMRSs resulting in improved educational standards in the EMRSs.

The teaching staff in 4 different posts of Principal, Vice Principal, PGTs, and TGTs will be recruited through a centralized computer-based test followed by inter-views (excluding TGTs) to be conducted by respective States.

The recruitment shall be done state-wise based on state specific vacancy as tabulated below:

Total No. Of Posts – 3479 Vacancies

  • Principal – 175 Posts
  • Vice Principal – 116 Posts
  • Post Graduate Teacher – 1244 Posts
  • Trained Graduate Teacher – 1944 Posts


  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Gujarat
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Jharkhand
  • Jammu & Kashmir
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Maharashtra
  • Manipur
  • Mizoram
  • Odisha
  • Rajasthan
  • Sikkim
  • Telangana
  • Tripura
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Uttarakhand

Ministry of Tribal Affairs to fill 3479 vacancies in the Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS)

The scheme of EMRS is a flagship intervention of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs to provide quality education to the tribal students in the tribal areas of the country.

The scheme, in operation since 1998 underwent a major revamping in the year 2018-19 to improve the geographical outreach of the schools to every block with 50% or more ST population and 20,000 or more tribal persons with an aim to improve accessibility to the schools. Under the revamped scheme, 452 new schools will be setup in addition to theexisting 288 schools thereby taking the total number of schools to 740 in the coming years.

Out of these, proposals submitted by States for the opening of 100 schools have been finalized, wherein construction will start soon.

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EMRSs have become an island ofexcellence in the remote tribal hinterlands attracting large number of tribal children.

The focus under the scheme is to ensure holistic development of the students in both academic and extracurricular sphere.

With the filling up of the vacant posts and as several initiatives fructify in the days to come, EMRSs will not only be model school in the tribal areas, they will become a premier institution of nation building.

various initiatives have been taken in the recent past through capacity building of teachers, leadership development of principals, CBSE affiliation of the schools, the introduction of online and digital education in the schools, partnership with external stakeholders for converging resources under various existing programs like Atal Tinkering Labs, NISHTA, etc..

The recruitment drive has been initiated jointly with respective States in order to meet the rising demand of teachers for the clear vacancies in already functional schools and schools going to be functional this year, calculated after excluding the posts currently filled by regular and ad-hoc/contractual staff.

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Modalities for the existing ad-hoc/contractual staff shall be taken at a later stagein consultation with different stake holders.

How to apply for Ministry of Tribal Affairs Recruitment 2021 

Interested candidates can apply online from 1 April to 30 April 2021. After the submission of the online application, the candidates are required to take a printout of the application for future reference.

The portal for receiving the applications will open from 1.4.2021 to 30.04.2021 with the exams tentatively scheduled in the 1stweek of June.

Online Application Link – to active on 1st April

Official Website

For details of the portal and the final dates, please visit recruitment.

Ministry of Tribal Affairs Recruitment 2021 Selection Criteria: The selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of a computer-based test followed by an interview.

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