Hyderabad: The State government has decided to conduct another round of Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) on July 23 for which the notification will be issued on June 10, Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari announced on Wednesday.
“A fresh round of TET notification was necessitated following NCERT directions to conduct the test twice a year to accommodate more aspirants for teachers posts,” said the minister.
The State government had already sanctioned 8,792 teachers posts last month and had also directed the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) to fill the vacancies.
However, fresh qualifiers from B.Ed and D.Ed requested the government to conduct TET which was taken into consideration, the Minister said.
With no tangles over the process of recruitment of 8,792 teacher posts the State Government decided to go as per the NCERT directions to conduct two TETs a year, Srihari said.
“Nearly 26,100 fresh B.Ed and D.Ed students besides over one lakh without TET clearance stand to gain with the second round of TET,” added the Minister.
“With another TET being held, there is no scope for anyone to knock on court doors since it will pave the way for smooth recruitment of teachers,” Srihari explained, adding that the government had also consulted the Advocate General and TSPSC chairman before taking the decision.
He brushed aside apprehensions that with the announcement of another round of TET, the government was allegedly delaying recruitment. “If the TET is not conducted, it will only lead to legal battles,” he said. The Minister also announced that District Selection Committee (DSC) notification for recruitment of posts will be issued within a week after the TET results are announced on August 5. 27,000 teacher posts will be filled in two years
Srihari said the government had already issued notification for 17,228 teacher posts in government schools and gurukulas (residential schools) this year and another 10,000 teachers posts will be filled next year. “Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao is committed to filling all vacancies in government educational institutions and has directed us to prepare a road map,” Srihari said.
The Minister said the Central government has sanctioned 84 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) to the State. “After the reorganisation of districts and mandals, we requested the Centre for additional KGBVs several times,” he said, adding that 1,260 posts need to be filled in these newly sanctioned KGBVs and through the district Collectors, these posts too will be filled soon.
“After the formation of 21 new districts, rationalization has become a key aspect and it will be done,” Srihari assured.
“The State government has released Rs 420 crores for the development of eight universities in the State and filled up 1,061 posts during the three year rule,” the Minister explained.
“The recruitment process will be carried out in a transparent manner by the TSPSC which will fill up 25,000 vacancies in a span of two years. No other PSC has recruited these many posts in such a short time,” said TSPSC chairman Ghanta Chakrapani.