Tripura education Minister Ratan Lal Nath on Saturday assured a delegation of Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) qualified candidates that they would be appointed in a phased manner before Durga Puja. At present, there are 3,621 people in the state who have qualified TET and are eligible for appointment as teachers for classes 1 to 8.
Hundreds of TET qualified candidates gheraoed the education minister’s residence on Saturday demanding the appointment of all TET qualified teachers at one go. A delegation of TET qualified candidates was called to meet the Education Minister to put forward their demand.
Nath told reporters after meeting the delegation that the government was keen to appoint TET qualified teachers in a phased manner before Durga Puja as there is a shortage of teaching staff in government schools. We have started the process of issuing appointment offers for around 600 undergraduate and postgraduate teachers. Moreover, the department is contemplating to recruit TET qualified teachers in a phased manner before the puja.
Observing that the government is not going to recruit all TET qualified teachers at once as such recruitment does not take place in the country, the Education Minister said that he will once discuss the issue with Chief Minister Manik Saha (TET qualified candidates). Will pick up he came back. The Chief Minister is currently in Telangana to attend the BJP National Executive meeting.
He said that the Education Department in consultation with the Chief Minister and the Finance Department would find a solution to the present problem of the TET qualified candidates. Though the minister said there is a shortage of teachers in the state after the Supreme Court order sacked 10,323 teachers nearly two years ago, he did not specify how many schools needed teachers. TET qualified candidates withdrew their agitation after meeting with ministers.