From Our Special Correspondent
Silchar, Sept 20: In a petition submitted to Dilip Kumar Paul, Deputy Speaker of Assam Assembly, Barak Valley Overage Medium TET Qualified Candidates have pleaded for their placements as they have crossed the age limit for appointment. They did appear and qualified in the medium TET examition held on February 1, 2014. They were below the age of 43 as per the instructions and government advertisement. During the last 2 years, there was no appointment of TET qualified candidates although they had applied several times against limited vacant posts. It was then given to understand that their overage would be considered sympathetically, but nothing positive came out.
At the end of the year 2017, the State government has taken decision to appoint all the TET qualified candidates. On account of this delayed decision of the government, they have now become disqualified for crossing the age limit prescribed for appointment. Some of the candidates among them are the sons of retired teachers and they have been serving as assistant teachers in different government recognized venture schools for long years. They have U-Dise with utmost sincerity and this can be verified from the records of the institutions concerned. Their services have been without any fincial benefits.
Moreover, the last date of admission to D.El.Ed is going to be over by September 30 next. This course is compulsory for all teachers. They expect the government to take a favourable decision and save their career from being ruined. The candidates have also stated of their very pathetic condition, considering the high rocketing prices of all commodities who have to sustain themselves with their parents and children. The Deputy Speaker has been impressed upon to take up with the government, particularly Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister of Education, Health and Fince, for considering their cases with all sympathy and on humanitarian ground.