OTET / Orissa TET : Teachers' ability test after matric: Jena
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BHUBANESWAR: The Board of Secondary Education (BSE) will conduct the state's first teachers' eligibility test (TET) to fill up these vacancies after the annual high school certificate examination is over, school and mass education minister Pratap Jena told TOI on Thursday.
Though the government had published district-wise advertisements for direct recruitment of siksha sahayaks (SS), a category of primary teachers whose jobs become regular in six years on the basis of career evaluation, the government later changed its mind. "There will be no direct recruitment. As per the central government guidelines, we will conduct the TET," Jena said.
The school and mass education department has asked the respective districts to keep the recruitment process on hold though most of the districts had already prepared merit lists of SS. "We were ready with the merit list on the basis of career marking. But the matter was kept in abeyance. There is no final word on whether the list will be scrapped altogether," said a Bargarh district official where around 600 SS would be recruited.
The minister said the government will consider the same applicants who have already applied responding to the advertisements in December and January for the first TET. Notably, around 1 lakh applicants have applied for the posts.
Other modalities are being worked out for the examination. The pattern of question papers will be decided in consultation with the BSE, Jena added.
Sources said the government is contemplating district-wise recruitment on the basis of the statewide merit list. "Deliberations are on. A final decision on all the aspects would be taken out soon," a senior government officer said.
News : Times of India (20.4.12)