BY A STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, March 28: The members of All Assam Scheduled Caste Students' Union has threatened to gherao the official residence of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at Koidhara here on April 1, if 8193 TET qualified candidates of the State are not appointed by March 31.
Addressing a press conference here today, Scheduled Caste Students’ Union president Rubul Das alleged that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and State Education Minister Sarat Borkotoky have once again betrayed the TET qualified candidates of the State.
“Chief Minister Gogoi in the ongoing budget session of the Assembly has given approval for appointment of TET qualified candidates in 8193 posts at primary level and Education Minister Borkotoky also assured us in a meeting held on February 25 that as many as 8193 TET qualified teachers will be appointed by March 31 this year. On March 19, he, however, declared that only 7234 posts will be filled up by March 31. But yesterday we came to know from the office of the Directorate of Elementary Education that the Education department is not yet getting ready for filling up those posts,” Das said.
He said that the students’ body would never tolerate such betrayal of the Congress Government.
“We will gherao the residences of Chief Minister Gogoi at 10.00 AM on April 1 if a total of 9384 TET qualified candidates are not appointed by March 31,” Das pointed out.
He further added that if these candidates are not appointed by March 31, many of them would be deprived of getting appointment because as per service rule, B Ed or D E L Ed degree will be compulsory for appointment in the post of teachers after March 31.
“In case of TET teachers, the B Ed or D E L Ed degree was relaxed till March 31 but from April 1, it will be compulsory as the relaxation period will be expired on March 31. As many of these TET qualified teachers have no B Ed or D E L Ed degree, so they will not get appointment,” said Das.
He also said that not only the 8193 TET qualified teachers, but 3500 candidates, who cleared TET in 2012, will also be deprived from appointment as B Ed or DL Ed degree will be compulsory after March 31.
Das appealed the state Government to intimate with the Union Human Resource Development Ministry for relaxation of B Ed or D L Ed degree in respect of the appointment of these candidates as teachers.