KOKRAJHAR: The secondary TET qualified candidates staged protest in front of the Directorate of Education, BTC, in Kokrajhar on Wednesday demanding early appointment of teachers across the BTR districts. A memorandum was submitted to the Director of Education, BTC, demanding appointment based on grace and non-grace of secondary TET qualified candidates of BTR.
N. Wary and N. Das, on behalf of the secondary TET qualified candidates, said that as per the meeting of the selection committee, the education department of BTC and the BTC government on July 13 decided to give appointment only to non-grace candidates, leaving out the grace candidates.
"This is very unfortunate and therefore, the grace candidates have demanded equal opportunity for all TET qualified candidates to get appointment without discrimination," they said, adding that the there were 1,422 teachers' posts lying vacant in four districts of the BTR but till date only 622 TET qualified candidates of BTR districts got appointment. They also said that the secondary empowered committee of Assam had already issued both the grace and non-grace candidates as qualified.
The TET qualified candidates also said that the number of vacant posts of graduate teachers was 1,420, which was double the number of TET qualified candidates (622) in the four districts of BTC. They also said that the advertisement and document verification for the graduate teachers was done before the verdict passed by the Gauhati High Court.
Wary and Das said that the Assam Government had given appointment to secondary TET qualified candidates on February 5, 2021 without discriminating between grace and non-grace candidates. Similarly, they urged the BTR government to apply the same method for appointment in BTC region. The advertisement for appointment of TET qualified candidates was circulated and necessary verification was made in February but till date no appointment has been made, they said. They also alleged that the TET qualified candidates were being deprived by the Education department of BTC in case of appointment.
The TET qualified candidates staged a protest demanding early appointment of TET qualified candidates in four districts of BTR. The protest was carried out by Secondary TET Qualified Candidates' Association of BTR.