Punjab govt issued notice on TET
Chandigarh, October 3
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice to State of Punjab for October 8 on a petition seeking directions to conduct Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) examination before finalising the recruitment to 5078 posts of rural associate teachers.
Justice Tejinder Singh Dhindsa issued the notice on a petition filed by Parminder Pal and three other B. Ed qualified candidates.
The Counsel for the petitioners stated before High Court that Punjab Government issued a public notice dated July 9, 2012, inviting applications for appointment to 5078 posts.
A condition was added in the public notice that only those candidates passing the Teacher Eligibilty Test examination conducted by the State would be eligible for submitting applications.
The petitioners' counsel pointed out that under the provisions of "Right to Education Act, 2009 ¯, the National Council for Teachers Education had issued guidelines to all the State Governments on February 11, 2011, and directed them that TET examination must be conducted at least once in a year.
Counsel further pointed out that the last Teacher Eligibilty Test examination was conducted on July 3, 2011, and thereafter Teacher Eligibilty Test examination has not been conducted.