Achche Din is here for all those who are aspiring to be teachers. The Central Government is all set to bring about an amendment which will enable their State counterpart to recruit more than 20,000 teachers in Assam.
Amendment in RTE Act
The aforementioned amendment is slated to be made in the Right To Education (RTE) Act. The amendment is being done to relax professional qualification in the recruitment of teachers for a period of five years.
This is good news as it will allow the State Government to recruit more than 20,000 teachers in Assam. The recruitment process remains the same. Those aspiring for teaching positions in schools should appear for the Teacher’s Eligibility Test (TET).
This was revealed in a Facebook post by Assam’s Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who thanked Union HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar. The State Education Minister recently attended the 64th meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education in New Delhi. It is believed the developments regarding the amendment were a result of the meeting. However more details are awaited.
Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) is an Indian entrance examination for teachers. The test is mandatory for getting teaching jobs in government schools from Class 1 to Class 8. The test comprises of two papers. Paper 1 is meant for teachers opting for Class 1 to Class 5 and Paper 2 for Class 6 to Class 8. It is conducted by both Central government and State governments in India. Most states conduct their own TET.
It was introduced by the Central Government to improve the standards of teaching. All graduates, including B.A, B.Sc, B.Com etc. are eligible to take the test. All B. Ed. graduates need to pass this exam to work as a teacher. A candidate has to score over 60 per cent to clear the eligibility test.