500 TET-Qualified Applicants Detained While Participating In Protest March
According to sources, After a fight, the candidates were seized by the police when they congregated close to the Khanapara flyover.
GUWAHATI: The Guwahati police detained around 500 TET-qualified candidates on Wednesday as they marched in protest to the state secretariat in Dispur to meet with Himanta Biswa Sarma and demand their appointment as permanent teachers.
In total, 667 candidates qualified for the special TET for primary level in 2021 while working as contract teachers for the Assam Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, whose main objective was to re-engage dropouts in education, since 2003.
As per the reports, the 14,000 or so teachers who lost their jobs between 2010 and 2012 made up the group of these people. Few of them remain dedicated to integrating school dropouts or those who never enrolled into the mainstream.
"For candidates like us who met all the requirements to become teachers, the Assam government organized a special TET. Himanta Biswa Sarma, the current chief minister, took the initiative to rehire us, but Ranoj Pegu, the minister of education, is unwilling to do so "Vice-President of the All Assam Special TET Passed Union (2021), Yakub Ali, stated. He continued by saying that many special TET pass candidates are over 40 and are therefore ineligible to apply for regular government jobs. The district administration, according to the teachers' union, allegedly put pressure on them to call off the protest, but they showed up in Khanapara early in the day.
According to sources, After a fight, the candidates were seized by the police when they congregated close to the Khanapara flyover. Later in the evening, though, the demonstrators were let go.
"We will not apply with the young TET candidates since they will always have a greater chance of being hired as colleges and educational boards have gotten laxer with marking in recent years. The younger group will therefore undoubtedly be given more weight. Without hesitation, we ought to be nominated to positions "said Ali.