Punjab cabinet orders to appoint 1,337 TET-pass teachers, 4,183 more posts to be advertised
It directed the education department to immediately take up the issue with the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) to enhance the state TET validity to eight years from the existing sevenUpdated: Aug 04, 2017, 23:56 IST
In a relief to the Punjab Teacher Eligibility Test (TET)-qualified candidates, the council of ministers on Friday gave the nod to issue appointment orders to 1,337 candidates against the 6,060 posts of TET-qualified master-cadre teachers advertised in 2015.
A spokesperson of the chief minister’s office said that this decision was taken at the cabinet meeting chaired by CM Captain Amarinder Singh.
The cabinet also decided, in principle, to advertise 4,183 new posts in view of a judgment of the Supreme Court. Acceding to the long-pending demands of these TET-qualified candidates, the cabinet also gave approval to grant relaxation in the age for fresh recruitment from the existing 37 to 38 years.
It directed the education department to immediately take up the issue with the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) to enhance the state TET validity to eight years from the existing seven. As per the current provisions, these teachers could only be appointed within seven years of clearing the TET examination conducted by the State Council for Education, Research and Training (SCERT). It may be recalled that since these teachers had passed the examination in 2011, their eligibility for appointment would lapse in 2018.