Uttarakhand HC upholds Teacher Eligibility Test for recruitment
National Council For Teachers Education|Uttarakhand HC|Teacher Eligibility Test
A Big Shock to 2000 BTC Candidates : Without TET , Candidates are not eligible to Become Teacher
DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand high court has ruled that only Basic Training Certificate (BTC) degree-holders who successfully cleared Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) will become eligible to apply for teaching jobs in different government-owned schools in the state.
The TET was introduced by the National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE) in April 2010 on the lines of National Eligibility Test (NET) for those applying for the teaching jobs in central and state universities along with other affiliated degree colleges.
A bench of Chief Justice Barin Ghosh and Justice Sarvesh Kumar Gupta on Tuesday turned down an application filed before the bench by some BTC degree holders urging the court to allow them to apply for teaching jobs without qualifying TET.
The court clarified that only those who fulfill the criteria laid down by NCTE will be entitled to apply for teaching jobs in government primary and other institutions. The court also rejected state government order issued on June 13, 2011 by the previous BJP government which exempted 2000 candidates from giving the TET.
Describing the order as illegal and in violation of norms set by NCTE, the court said as its mandatory for applicants to qualify TET and state government has no right to relaxing the criteria.
HC order has dealt a blow to about 2000 BTC candidates who had applied for job of assistant teacher's posts on the basis of government order relaxing them from TET.
"As Uttarakhand HC has issued a clear-cut order, these BTC candidates are now left with no option but to clear TET to pave a way for their appointment as assistant teachers in government schools", said director-general (education) J S Jangpangi.
News Source : Times of India ( TNN | Apr 11, 2013, 06.20 AM IST)
As a similar case running in UP , where TET vs NON TET matter will be hear in Allahabd Highcourt on 16th April 2013.