TET qualified aspirants demand priority in filling posts
Dimapur, August 18 (EMN): Trained teachers from seven districts of the state, under the name of All Nagaland Pre-Service Teacher Association (ANPSTA), have stated that it was their “fundamental rights and legitimate expectation” to be considered for appointment to 532 primary teachers’ posts said to be lying vacant across Nagaland.
A letter written by ANPSTA on Friday, claiming to represent “members of our association from Kohima, Dimapur, Mokokchung, Wokha, Zunheboto, Phek and Peren”, and addressed to the principal director of School Education was issued to the local press.
“That we all have passed the TET examination conducted in the year 2013 and 2016 which was held on the modalities and norms that ‘all appointment of teachers whether it is against resulting vacancies or new post creation shall be filled only by those who have qualified TET based on merit are eligible for appointment to the post of teachers in schools without going through any other written examinations in the state, except oral interview.’ Therefore we would like to bring to your notice that we deserve to be appointed to the said post through oral interview as we have qualified TET examinations”, it stated.
Having passed said exams, they claimed, they have the “fundamental rights and legitimate expectation to be considered for appointment to the 532 primary teachers post laying (sic) vacant in various schools within the state of Nagaland”. The ‘association’ gave the department concerned 30 days to consider its demand while warning that failure to consider it would force them to “further initiate our own course of action”.