The members of the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) Pass Unemployed Teacher's Union burnt an effigy of the Punjab government, demanding release of merit list at Bharat Nagar Chowk here on Sunday.
The teachers raised slogans against the state government and marched from Chhatar Singh Park to Bharat Nagar Chowk.
Protesters alleged that the government had failed to release the merit list as teachers who had passed the TET in 2011 were still unemployed.
Deep Raja, district president of the union, said: "We had cleared TET in 2011 but the government has failed to recruit us. In October last year, a counselling session to recruit teachers was also conducted but the authorities concerned have still not updated the merit list of candidates.
Raja said there was no point conducting TET if the government could not provide jobs. They would intensify their protest if the government failed to release the merit list.