Yardsticks for model school TET moved; APCC spits fire on Dispur
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, June 12: The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has caught Dispur on the wrong foot for moving the yardsticks in the selection of candidates of TET for model schools in the State.
In its advertisement published in the media on June 7 this year by the Department of Secondary Education, Assam for holding a special Teachers’ Eligibility (TET) for graduate teachers in the model schools (Adharsha Vidyalayas) in Assam, the department mentioned in the eligibility criteria of candidates that the applicants must be passed out from English medium schools as model schools are CBSE-affiliated English medium schools.
In a statement issued to the press today, the APCC said: “The eligibility criteria set for the selection of model school teachers in the State is part of the well-planned programme for spelling doom for SEBA and vercular government schools in the State. This government came to power with the slogan of Jaati, Maati and Bheti. However, after coming to power, right from the move to accord Indian citizenship to Hindu Bangladeshis, the government is going to take decisions that go against Assam and the very Assamese entity. And they have hatched a conspiracy to spell doom for SEBA and vercular medium government schools in the State. We condemn this decision that is set to spell doom for SEBA, vercular schools and the Assamese society, besides opposing it vehemently. We caution the BJP government to cancel this arbitrary decision. If the Chief Minister, who is considered Jatiya yak, becomes one of the stakeholders of RSS’ decision to spell doom for the institutions of Assam and the Assamese tiolity it is nothing but abject surrender for power.”
Turning its gun at Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, the APCC said: “Likewise, the State Education Minister has all along been out to defame SEBA after the formation of the BJP government in the State. As the Fince Minister, he said during the last Budget Session that every year the SEBA-affiliated schools in the State would be taken under the CBSE in phases. However, the government had to put on hold the decision due to the protest against it by the people of the State. He, however, made an effort to defame SEBA by raising an unwanted debate on grace marks in HSLC examitions. The criteria set for the recruitment of teachers for model schools are a move to neglect SEBA and spell doom for the vercular schools in the State. The truth behind the screen is that the BJP governments in the country are out to implement the hidden agenda of the RSS. This is a needless effort on the part of the government to implement the RSS’ one language, one culture and one faith formula against secularism in the country.”