Aspiring teachers plea for deferment of PST recruitment in Edn. Dte

Report by: 
ROOPA LALL
Port Blair
20 Jul 2018

Unemployed but holding valid course certificates for the teaching profession, youth from these islands have appealed the Lt. Governor and the Member of Parliament of these islands to postpone the process for recruitment of teachers in the Directorate of Education. While the CBSE has announced the schedule for the 11th edition of Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) on September 16 this year, candidates holding educational qualification are troubled as the Education Department has started steps to fill up vacancies of Primary School Teachers (PSTs) in various government schools in these islands.
“We’ve completed our D.Ed./JBT courses successfully and are striving to secure a government job as teacher. The CBSE last conducted CTET exams in 2016 and still now announce any notification for the exams, which has been made mandatory for government employment of primary school teachers. Now more than 1.6 years passed away since the last CTET. Many of us are about to cross the age criteria notified for government jobs and if the present recruitment drive of the Education Department is not deferred, we may lose an opportunity to gain government employment,” said the upset candidates adding that the Lt. Governor and the Member of Parliament have assured to look into their grievances.
The Central Board of Secondary Education last month announced that the conduct the 11th edition of Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) on 16/09/2018 (Sunday). The test will be conducted in 92 cities all over the country. The detailed Information Bulletin containing details of examination, syllabus, eligibility criteria, examination fee, examination cities and important dates is be available on CTET official website www.ctet.nic.in w.e.f. 12/06/2018 (Tuesday).