Qualified candidates of TET will be appointed in phased manner, says Tripura education minister

At present, the state has 3,621 people who have qualified the TET and are eligible for appointment as teachers for grade first to eight.

The state is having shortage of teachers after sacking of 10,323 teachers around two years back
The state is having shortage of teachers after sacking of 10,323 teachers around two years back

Ratan Lal Nath, education minister, Tripura has assured a delegation of Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) qualified candidates that they would be appointed in a phased manner before the Durga puja. Hundreds of TET qualified candidates on Saturday gheraoed the Education minister’s residence seeking appointment of all the TET qualified teachers in one-go.

A delegation of the TET qualified candidates was called to meet the Education minister to put forward their demand.

At present, the state has 3,621 people who have qualified the TET and are eligible for appointment as teachers for grade first to eight.

Nath, after meeting the delegation stated that the government is keen to appoint the TET qualified teacher in a phased before Durga puja because the government schools are having shortage of teaching staff. “We have already taken a process to issue offers of appointment for around 600 graduate and post-graduate teachers. Besides, the department is contemplating to recruit the TET qualified teachers in a phased manner before puja”, he said.

Noting that the government is not going to recruit all the TET qualified teachers in one go because this kind of recruitment is not done in the country, the Education minister said he would take up the issue (TET qualified candidates) with chief minister Manik Saha once he returns. Currently, the chief minister is in Telangana to attend BJP’s national executive meeting.

“The Education department will find a solution to the present problem facing the TET qualified candidates after consultation with the chief minister and the Finance department”, he said.

Although the minister said the state is having shortage of teachers after sacking of 10,323 teachers around two years back following a Supreme Court order, he did not specify the number the schools that need teachers.

After meeting with the ministers, the TET qualified candidates withdrew their agitation.

With inputs from PTI.

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