From our Correspondent
GUWAHATI, July 2: The candidates who qualified the TET for higher secondary schools but yet to be appointed demanded of the government to start their appointment within July this year.
Briefing newsmen at Guwahati Press Club today, Ditul Chetia, one of the TET qualified candidates, said: "As many as 2,841 candidates in the state qualified the TET for Higher Secondary schools in 2014 and received certificates with two-year validity. However, the government is yet to appoint around 300 candidates. According to information, there are more than 1,000 posts lying vacant in various higher secondary schools in the state. This apart, according to the government file number ASE/219/2014, around 2,000 posts have been created in the newly-upgraded higher secondary schools. Already one year has elapsed, and we doubt if the government will at all appoint us before our two-year validity expires. We, therefore, demand of the government to start the appointment of the remaining candidates within July, failing which, we'll resort to agitation."
Another candidate, Pallab Jyoti Saikia, said: "When we took the TET for HS schools, B.Ed wasn't mandatory. We, therefore, demand of the authority to exempt B.Ed in case of the candidates who have already qualified the test. The upper age bar should also be relaxed in our case as the government couldn't appoint us on time. We have formed a committee today with 21 members."