TNTET Trichy : Sudden counselling troubles aspiring teachers in Trichy
Dec 10, 2012,
TRICHY: The online counselling for the Bachelor of Teaching (BT) assistant posts in Trichy held on Sunday left many candidates inconvenienced. The candidates did not receive the call letter but got the information through a television channel.
The Directorate of School Education, Chennai had sent a notice to all the chief educational officers on December 7 to conduct the counselling on December 9 in all the districts. The counseling was for the candidates who cleared Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test (TNTET) conducted on October 14, 2012. The TNET result was declared in November and the selected candidates were awaiting their appointment.
Since the duration for sending the call letters to the selected candidates for the online counseling in their respective districts was short, an announcement about the date and venue was flashed on Jaya TV from December 7. Meanwhile, call letters had been dispatched from Trichy to the 318 Trichy-based eligible candidates on Saturday evening. However, most candidates came to know about the counselling through the television advertisement.
Another round of counselling will be held on December 10 for those who could not find vacancy in Trichy district. They would be offered jobs in other districts. "This short period notice troubled us a lot. What if the selected candidates were out of town, they would have not been able to attend the counseling thereby missing out a good opportunity," said Dr TK Lawrence, a relative of a woman who had come for the counselling held at Government higher secondary school in Trichy.
However, an education department official said that as the state-wide function for issuing the appointment orders to the selected candidates, through the chief minister J Jayalalithaa, had been recently re-scheduled for December 13, the counseling was conducted in a hurry.
News Source : http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-12-10/madurai/35725111_1_trichy-candidates-districts / Times of India (10.12.2012)
It is surprising that candidate's got information about their counselling through Television, with such a short period of notice.
However another clarification comes in this news is that counselling is re-scheduled to 13th December 2012.