TNTET : New govt rules for recruitment irk teachers
CHENNAI: Seniority is no longer the criterion for getting a job as a primary or high school teacher. A new state government order gives weightage for marks secured in school and college for recruitment as a teacher.
For years, the government recruited school teachers through the employment exchange that works on a first-come-first-served basis. In the event of more than one candidate having the same marks, selection will be based on the date of birth, where the older person will be given priority. The government says the change was done "to provide quality education to the children in Tamil Nadu and considering the need to fill up vacant teachers' posts."
A high-level committee with school education minister N R Sivapathy as chairman and school education secretary D Sabitha, Teachers Recruitment Board chairman Surjit Chaudhary and school education director K Devarajan as members, met on September 14 and 24 and recommended to the government to adopt the modalities by giving weightage of marks in Class 12, DEEd, degree, BEd and the teacher eligibility test for selection and appointment of secondary grade teachers and graduate assistants.
A GO, dated October 5, said the government examined the recommendations and decided to accept it. Now, for recruitment of secondary grade teachers, Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test (TNTET) scores will account for 60%, DTEd or DEEd exam marks 25% and higher secondary board exam marks 15%. For graduate assistants, TNTET scores will account for 60%, BEd exam scores 15%, degree aggregate 15% and higher secondary board exam scores 10%.
Teachers associations are not happy. "The TET is unnecessary. It is only mandated in states that recruit unqualified candidates as para teachers. A state like Tamil Nadu which only recruits teachers who have undergone teacher training need not follow the rule," said Tamil Nadu Primary School Teachers' Federation president T Kannan. Others said this dashed the hopes of those who had registered with the employment exchange more than a decade ago with hopes of getting a government job.
Educationist S S Rajagopalan said academic excellence did not vouch for good classroom management or good character of teachers. "A teacher grows on the job. No one's born a teacher. A candidate must analyse successes and failures and learn from experience," he said. Others felt subject content could not be learnt on the job.
Many private schools recruit teachers by asking them to take a demo and then get students' feedback about how well the teacher was able to communicate. When the government is recruiting more than 1,000 teachers at a time this is not possible. The next best thing is academic excellence, felt academics. "It's a very interesting way for even private schools to think of recruitment," said correspondent of Shree Niketan Group of Schools P Vishnucharan
News Source : Times of India (10.10.12)
In Tamilnadu, A practice is running - Where candidate has register his/her name in employment exchange.
And Government job is provided through seniority in employment exchange registration date i.e First cum First basis.
I heard many years before even Central Excise & Customs Inspector, Income Tax inspector (Central Govt. ) type Jobs also be provided through such employment exchange seniority. And I don't this practice still exist OR not.
However, In many states employment exchange losses its reputation, And very few (if provided) jobs are provided.
In ONLINE ere, I feel all over India's employment exchange should be ONLINE/website based. And transparency / updates should be made on website.
Many people in India don't know , when jobs are available and when they are fill up.
Web-based Employment exchanges require -Smaller quantity of Manpower, 24by7 operation without office/Anywhere Office, High Transparency and Maximum Reach.