Friday, February 3, 2023

Tripura recruitment march: Oppn leader Manik Sarkar mentions that the teacher crisis will prevail even if TET-qualified candidates are hired


Manik Sarkar said that though the interviews for TET-qualified candidates were executed several years ago, their jobs were only announced now. Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Sushanta Chowdhury said the government had agreed to recruit all 3,622 candidates who have cleared the Teachers Eligibility Test in one attempt.

A day after Tripura’s BJP-IPFT government declared an enormous recruitment march of over 10,000 jobs in several departments, containing nearly 4,000 elementary teacher positions, Opposition Leader Manik Sarkar Saturday said that no comments should be made till the candidates get their appointment letter in hand and they join service.

He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a voluntary blood donation camp organised by the CPI(M)’s student wing Students Federation of India (SFI).

Sarkar’s comments came after Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Sushanta Chowdhury said the government had resolved to recruit all 3,622 candidates who have cracked the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) in one go. This would be in addition to the 179 post-graduate teacher jobs, 230 graduate teacher posts, 220 Special Educator positions under the Vidyajyoti scheme, 100 posts of academic counsellors and 110 post-graduate teacher posts, and 6,065 Special Executive contractual posts created under the Home Department.

The government has promised to fill up these posts by December. Sarkar said that it would be good if all the TET-qualified candidates are recruited. “But even if they are hired, the teacher crisis would persist in the state,” he said.

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