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Long-drawn-out wait for teachers' list ends in a fiasco!

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Aug 2015 12:00 AM GMT

'There has been no reservation in the list for OBC and MOBC candidates. The ST(P) list has also been anomalous. A Muslim candidate with some records of sort has figured in the ST(P) list. This candidate, born in 1986, has been shown to have passed HS in 1998, i.e. at the age of 12. The cut-off marks of the reserved quotas are also higher than that of the general quota. A section of candidates has been contemplating on moving the Gauhati High Court in this regard.'

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, August 17: The long-drawn-out wait for the fil list of permanent elementary school teachers in the State has ended in a fiasco, thanks to the Department of Elementary Education headed as the minister by senior politician Sarat Barkataky. A large number of candidates reacted sharply to the large-scale anomalies in the selection list. They gheraoed the Directorate of Elementary Education at Kahilipara and rent the air by shouting slogans today.

The department had all along been delaying the release of the selection list on the pretexts of some restrictions imposed by the Gauhati High Court and the State Fince Department not giving the approval, a section of deprived candidates said, and added: “When the list came out on August 14, 2015, it’s full of anomalies. The advertisement for 8,193 permanent posts of elementary school teachers was published on September 29, 2014. However, the list published on August 14 this year has the mes of only 5,582 candidates.”

According to sources, the Education Department got approval of only 7,236 of the 8,193 post from the Fince Department that had to set aside 1,500 posts for candidates with D El. Ed certificates who have already moved the Gauhati High Court seeking their appointment. Sources further said: “This is not all. The list of 5,582 candidates is also full of anomalies. There has been no reservation in the list for OBC and MOBC candidates. The ST(P) list has also been anomalous. A Muslim candidate with some records of sort has figured in the ST(P) list. This candidate, born in 1986, has been shown to have passed HS in 1998, i.e. at the age of 12. The cut-off marks of the reserved quotas are also higher than that of the general quota. A section of candidates has been contemplating on moving the Gauhati High Court in this regard.”

Sources in the Directorate of Elementary Education said, when contacted: “If any candidate or candidates have complaints, they can lodge them in writing. The reservation policy followed is in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court of India that has made it post-based.”

When contacted on the anomalies in the list, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said: “There may be anomalies in such a big recruitment. Let the candidates lodge complaints, and the government will see them.”

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