TURA, Dec 05: The Achik Youth Council (AYC) in a complaint sent to the state School Education and Literacy Minister, Deborah Marak has sought the termination of a teacher in a school in South West Garo Hills while terming him ‘unqualified’. The demand for the termination comes in the wake of an RTI filed by the NGO which brought about the revelation.
Badal Ch Paul is a LP school teacher of Nandichar Government LP School under Ampati and was appointed as assistant teacher despite not being trained or qualified for the post. His appointment was done by the then SDSEO, Ampati.
“It is clear that he was 35 years of age when he got appointed. As per the rules of appointment to government services, the upper age limit is 33 years for SC/ST and 28 for OBC/ general category but in case of the aforementioned teacher, we found that he is over age as well as untrained when appointed to the particular service,” said AYC member, Maxbirth G Momin on Tuesday.
The NGO further alleged that the rules of NCTE teachers’ qualification and advertisement were not followed for the appointment of the said post.
“In the RTI document, the PIO has mentioned that, ‘Badal Ch Pual is a SSA teacher at Paulpara SSA Upper Primary school so he is experienced and eligible to hold the post of L P school teacher. As per the NCTE (Determination of minimum qualifications for recruitment of teachers in schools) Regulation, 2001, minimum qualification of HSSLC with 45% and basic teachers training programme of 2 years’ duration is required for the lower primary school teacher,” added Maxbirth
The NGO further alleged that all 30 teachers appointed, as per the RTI, had no sort of teacher’s training during the time of appointment.
“It is a matter of shame that your department has selected untrained/unqualified teachers while qualified/trained teachers are sidelined. We strongly demand that fresh advertisement should be given. Their services should also be terminated and clean appointment with transparency should be maintained,” added the NGO’ assistant general secretary.