Candidates accuse education dept of bias Tribune News Service Mohali, November 8
Hundreds of candidates appearing in the counselling for elementary teachers' ' ' training (ETT) post today protested against the alleged pick-and-chose policy of the Punjab education department. Soon after the counselling began, the candidates
who had cleared the Punjab state teachers' ' '
eligibility test for Classes I to V were counselled
and left out the candidates who had cleared the
eligibility test for Classes VI to VIII. While officials of the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan,
Punjab, claimed that the candidates who had
cleared the test for higher classes were not being
entertained, the candidates alleged that the
condition was imposed at the last minute and not
at the time of advertising the ETT posts. Many candidates claimed that they had got orders from
the court, but department officials were not
listening. After the protest by the candidates continued, the
officials kept the forms of the rejected candidates
but did not conduct their counselling.