All the newly created 11,800 posts will be on contractual basis, officials say

Agartala: The Tripura government has decided to create 11,800 posts in various departments to help those 10,323 teachers who will be terminated from service by March 31 this year.

Government sources on condition of anonymity informed EastMojo that altogether 11,800 posts in various categories are likely to be created by the state government to tackle any possible problem following the termination of teachers by March 31 this year. All the posts would be on contractual basis, sources added.

The sources said, “Under state elementary education department, 6,000 posts of mid-day meal assistants, 300 posts of hostel wardens and 1,000 posts of mid-day meal supervisors or coordinators would be created. Under social welfare and social education department, 4,000 posts of early childhood organisers are laying vacant so far.”

However, the state government is planning to introduce these new posts to provide the benefits to those teachers who are going to lose their ad-hoc jobs after March 31 next.

Moreover, following the case in the High Court and Supreme Court, many teachers of this 10,323 lot had appeared in TET examination and got job as graduate and post-graduate teachers in various government schools. Another source informed that the number of 10,323 teachers had decreased to around 8,000 teachers.

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Notably, the Central government’s Ministry of Law (MoL) and Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) gave clearance for one-time relaxation so that all the youths irrespective of any professional degree can appear in the TET Paper-II and Paper-I examinations held on October 20 and 26, 2019 respectively. In these examinations, 1194 aspirants successfully qualified out of 1,16,123 candidates appeared.

The All Tripura 10323 Ad-hoc Teachers Employees Organization claimed that More than 40 teachers have passed away unable to bear the pressure and trauma of losing job so soon and many have lost their minds till December 2019. The teachers were pronounced to be terminated after December 31, 2017, as per apex court verdict, after which they were inducted on ad-hoc basis. In November 2018, the Supreme Court granted them one-time final extension till March 31 next.

It is worthy to mention that the previous Left Front government in 2017 created 13,000 new posts which include 12,000 in the education department and 1,000 posts in Social Welfare and Social Education department. However, after the arrival of BJP-IPFT government in power, these posts were rejected.

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