While the Centre had directed the UT Education Department to appoint regular teachers in the citys government schools this year,the department has made it clear that recruitments to all the 872 teacher posts will be made on a contractual basis.
Citing reasons for this,UT Education Secretary,VK Singh said: We do need regular teachers in our schools. We,however,need to first regularise teachers recruited under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) over the last nine years. If we will appoint the new lot on a regular basis,we will not be able to maintain seniority among the teachers.
The regularisation of the senior SSA teachers will be ensured this year. The teachers who will be recruited this year will be regularised after an assessment of their performances, Singh added.
In an attempt to meet the shortage of teachers in city government schools,the department had sought candidates for 219 posts of Trained Graduate Teachers (TGT) and had also shortlisted 1,200 candidates for selection to 653 posts of Junior Basic Teachers (JBT). The recruitments of these teachers will be completed by May 15,while that of TGTs will conclude in July.
In a first,all the recruitments are being made online this year. The recruitment drive is being conducted after a gap of about four years. The UT Education Department had invited online applications from eligible candidates for posts of JBTs,last month. The term of contract will end on March 31,2013. It is pertinent to note that no interviews will be conducted for selection of teachers and only those,who have qualified the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET),will be eligible to apply for the posts.
A week after the closing date of applications,the list of applicants will be uploaded online. The list will indicate the particulars entered by the candidates and the score assigned as per selection criteria. The candidates,on merit,will then report for verification of original documents within a specified timeframe. Further,candidate-wise schedule for checking of original documents will be uploaded on the website: http://recruitment.cdacmohali.in.
At present,only 480 SSA teachers are working in the citys government schools. The first lot were recruited in 2004. Till date,these teachers have been awaiting regularisation despite the Ministry of Human Resource and Developments (MHRD) nod in this regard.