GUWAHATI, July 20 � Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today told the Assembly that of the 52,000 teacher�s eligibility test (TET) pass-outs, almost all would get appointment, with 26,000 already appointed.
Sarma, however, made it clear that TET was just one of the three criteria to get selected as schoolteacher and having a TET certificate was no guarantee to getting the job.
He said the appointment process would be on for the next one-and-a-half years.
The minister who was replying to a question from AGP legislator Keshab Mahanta said that by August 12 a total of 20,000 vacancies in Lower Primary (LP) and another 3,000 vacancies in Upper Primary (UP) were going to be filled up. In addition, 12,000 regular vacancies would be absorbed in October-November.
Sarma said that for any confusion regarding TET, the candidates should see government advertisements in newspapers as they carried everything in detail. �News reports are often edited and hence sometimes may not be as accurate and exhaustive,� he said.
Sarma said that 2014 onwards TET would be applicable in all the private schools.
Asserting that the priority of the Government was to ensure sufficient number of teachers in interior and remote areas, Sarma said that there was an urgent need to break the prevailing concept of �local� and �sub-local� in matters of employment and posting.