Verdict on TET related cases to be declared today
There are some questions which would be answered after Wednesday’s verdict. The pertinent question is whether the examinees who had their certificates of primary teachers training, will see their name in the panel or not.
Some other examinees, who were not trained, but appeared in the examination, are also looking for the verdict. There are several cases against the TET pending in court. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier clarified that the result would soon come out if the legal petitioners withdrew their cases.
Earlier, the Calcutta High Court asked the state government that why it had asked the Centre to relax the eligibility criteria for candidates when the trained applicants outnumbered the recruitment capacity of state-run primary schools. Following the state’s prayer, the Centre relaxed the rule for only one year.
The court has sighted a petition by Chinmoy Dalui, a candidate in TET along with others, stating that trained candidates who took the examination for recruitment in state primary schools were 69 per cent which is more than the recruitment capacity.
The state government, meanwhile, has decided to appoint retired teachers as guest teachers as a “stop-gap measure” to fill up a large number of vacant posts at primary and secondary schools in the state. State education minister Partha Chatterjee earlier said, the retired teachers would be accommodated in such schools where number of the teachers is less than the actual requirement.
“The verdict could change our life. We are all looking for it for long time. It is our fight which will come to the end on Wednesday,” said a TET examine on Tuesday.