UT education department has released a list of discrepancies found in the documents of NTT and JBT aspirants in the city who recently cleared the written eligibility test for their respective posts this year.
The exams were conducted for the 489 posts of JBT and 103 posts of NTT.
The discrepancies were found during the verification of the documents of these candidates conducted on April 16 and 17 by the document checking committees at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, Chandigarh.
Many candidates were advised to submit additional details with regard to eligibility as they turned up without carrying the complete documents.
The most commonly found discrepancies in the documents of these candidates include: the candidates belonging to Jat caste who applied under OBC category were shifted to general category as according to the department, Jat caste does not exist in centre and UT list under the OBC category.
Candidates that belonged to Saini caste were also shifted to general category as the respective caste was added in UT OBC list after the closing date of the filing of the applications for the exam i.e. November 25, 2014.
Multiple candidates were rejected as they did not score minimum 50% marks in Class 12 and did not have a graduation degree.
According to the sources, few of these candidates are gearing up to move to court against the department against this discrepancy marked by the education department.
According to them, as per the National Council of Teacher Education, which is the academic authority for fixing the qualification of the school teachers under the RTE Act 2009, teachers who have scored above 45% in Class 12 as per NCTE regulation 2002 are also eligible for the post of primary teachers and graduation is also not a prerequisite qualification for the primary teachers.
Many contractual candidates were also rejected on the criteria of age.