Assam Government Announces Exemption of TET for Graduate and Postgraduate Teachers
In a recent development, the Assam Government has informed the Gauhati High Court that the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) will no longer be mandatory for graduate and postgraduate teachers. This move has come after a writ petition was filed by one Kashmiri Das and 100 other candidates opposing the recruitment of teachers without TET examination. The government has submitted an affidavit in response to the petition, stating that it will not conduct the exam for graduate and postgraduate teachers.
The TET examination is a mandatory requirement for teaching jobs in India. However, with this recent announcement, the government of Assam has provided relief to graduate and postgraduate teachers who were previously required to take the exam. Let’s take a closer look at this development.
The Petition and Government’s Response
In the writ petition filed by Kashmiri Das and 100 other candidates, it was mentioned that there are 3,000 TET candidates against 7,000 teacher advertisements. The petitioner demanded that the recruitment process be completed by conducting the next TET examination.
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During the hearing of the petition, the high court directed the government to file an affidavit. In the affidavit, the government informed the court that it will not conduct TET examination for graduate and postgraduate teachers. This decision is expected to benefit a large number of aspiring teachers in the state.
Exemption of Middle English (M.E) TET Examination
In addition to the exemption of TET for graduate and postgraduate teachers, the state government of Assam has also announced that it will no longer hold Middle English (M.E) Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) examination from this year. This announcement was made by the education department of the state on April 5.
Implications of the Decision
The exemption of TET for graduate and postgraduate teachers in Assam is expected to have significant implications for the recruitment process. With the removal of the mandatory requirement, more candidates are likely to apply for teaching jobs in the state, which could lead to increased competition for available positions.
Moreover, this decision is also expected to benefit those teachers who were previously unable to clear the TET examination. They can now apply for teaching jobs without worrying about the TET requirement.
The exemption of TET for graduate and postgraduate teachers in Assam is a significant development that is expected to have far-reaching implications for the recruitment process. The move has been welcomed by aspiring teachers who were previously unable to clear the TET examination. It remains to be seen how this decision will impact the education sector in the state, but it is undoubtedly a step in the right direction towards promoting inclusivity and providing equal opportunities to all aspiring teachers.