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The Shiksha Sahayaks (para teachers), who are opposed to the mandatory Odisha Teachers Eligibility Test (OTET), have approached the High Court seeking to quash the decision of the State Government making the test compulsory for them.At least five writ petitions have been filed in the High Court in which the Shiksha Sahayks have claimed that since they are not appointed as regular teachers in schools, the OTET should not be mandatory for them.
Taking up the petitions for an analogous hearing, Justice Kumari Sanju Panda on Tuesday issued notices to the State Government asking it to file counter-affidavits. The case is likely to come up for further hearing soon, sources said.
It may be mentioned that the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) has fixed December 2 to conduct the eligibility test for school teachers, including the para teachers.The OTET is an essential eligibility criterion for any teacher to be recruited as per the norms of the National Council for Teachers’ Education.
News Source : http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/bhubaneswar/112016-shiksha-sahayaks-oppose-otet-move-high-court-.html ( 29.11.12)