Saturday, 12 May 2012

RTET Rajasthan : No eligibility relaxation in teachers test, rules high court

No eligibility relaxation in teachers test, rules high court
B. Ed candidates after 1st Jan 2012 are not eligible for Primary Teacher jobs
Big Shock to B. Ed Candidates

RTET Rajasthan News
JAIPUR: The Rajasthan High Court on Friday declined to direct the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) to allow relaxation in the eligibility conditions to candidates aspiring to take the recruitment test for Grade-III teachers scheduled in June.

Nearly 1000 petitions were filed by thousands of aspiring candidates seeking the relaxation on the ground that the state government's delay in holding the recruitment test was responsible for their ineligibility. The state government would be holding a recruitment test to fill around 42,000 vacancies of teachers in rural areas through the zila parishad.

As per the NCTE notification of August 23, 2010, graduates with a BEd degree were eligible appear for the Rajasthan Teachers Eligibility Test ( RTET) level-I recruitment test only till January 1, 2012. After this cut off date, the candidates were required to have the Basic School Training Certificate (BSTC) or Senior Teaching Certificate (STC) to take the test. The petitioners argued that the government failed to hold the recruitment test before January 1, 2012 so the eligibility relaxation should be granted.

It was reasoned that Section 23 of the Right to Education (RTE) Act talked about giving five years relaxation to teachers who did not posses the required eligibility qualification. The single bench of Justice M N Bhandari, however, disposed of the bunch of petitions saying that the two conditions under which relaxation in eligibility could be provided under the law did not exist in the present case.

As per the law, relaxation could be granted if the number of eligible candidates was not equal to the number of advertised posts. The second condition under which relaxation could be granted was when there did not exist enough number of institutions to teach the large number of candidates who aspired to acquire the eligibility conditions.
News : Times of India (12.5.12)

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