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Agartala: After assuming the office, since the change of government in Tripura, 7,551 people have been given government teaching jobs, while 1,507 more people are going to get jobs in a very short time, education minister and cabinet spokesperson Ratan Lal Nath said on Thursday.

Nath said that in addition to the jobs already given, the government has given approval for 14,173 new jobs, recruitment for which will begin shortly.

“We will start releasing offer letters for 1,468 teachers from January 20. Among them, there are 571 undergraduate and 897 graduate teachers. We did not get the number of teachers required from Teachers Recruitment Board Tripura (TRBT),” Nath said.

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He also said that the education department had made a proposal to the TRBT to select 1,725 undergraduate teachers and 2,116 undergraduate teachers. However, the board had shortage of 1,219 undergraduates and 1,154 graduate teachers. Therefore, the department has instructed to conduct the teachers eligibility test (TET) examination to meet the shortfall of teachers.

26 undergraduate and 11 graduate teachers have received offer letters and would be given positing shortly. Nath said the education department is awaiting cabinet approval to provide jobs to those who have passed the central TET examination.

A total of 10,323 teachers had lost their jobs on March 31 last year following a Supreme Court verdict that termed their recruitment process faulty.

The minister said there are 1,507 people waiting to be offered the post of teacher. Besides, 11,800 jobs, already approved by the cabinet and the finance department, are being created. “TRBT will start the process for conducting examinations for 2,373 jobs in the next few days,” he said.

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