Agartala: Seeking immediate recruitment in the schools, the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) qualified job aspirants on Sunday threatened to launch a statewide protest.
Over 3500 TET qualified youths staged a demonstration in front of the residence of Tripura minister Ratan Lal Nath in Agartala city on Sunday.
Notably, if these teachers are not employed within two years, they will be disqualified and have to take TET again. Moreover, a large segment of them would cross the upper age limit set for government jobs.
Earlier, the state government had repeatedly announced to recruit all TET qualified candidates in the government schools. Presently, as many as 13000 posts in the education department have been lying vacant for the past many years.
"Recruiting all the qualified aspirants together is impossible for any government,'' media reports quoted Nath as saying.
However, the Minister has said that he will sit with the Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha and Deputy Chief Minister holding Finance portfolio Jishnu Dev Varma to finalize the process of filling up 600 posts of teachers at the earliest.
On the other hand, the TET teachers alleged that Nath took U-turn from his statements repeatedly and failed to keep his promises like 14,000 teachers' recruitment after qualifying TET.