HAILAKANDI, Oct 19 - The Madrassa Teachers� Eligibility Test (TET)-qualified candidates in Barak Valley districts have expressed satisfaction over the judgment of Gauhati High Court, regarding the appointment of teachers in the 140 vacant posts of assistant teachers in the different madrassas of the State. The Division Bench of the Gauhati High Court led by Justice Michael Zothankhuma in its judgment on October 15 (WP(C) No 6278) of 2015, directed the Directorate of Madrassa Education not to fill up the vacant posts of assistant teachers, who don�t possess minimum qualifications as per the NCTE guidelines and have not cleared TET examinations and also not participated in the open selection process. A case was filed in the High Court by the All Assam Madrassa TET-Qualified Candidates Association challenging the decision of the State Government to regularise the services of the contractual teachers in the 140 vacant posts of assistant teachers in science, mathematics and English depriving the Madrassa TET-qualified candidates. Advocate Bishwajyoti Purkayastha argued in the court on behalf of the petitioners.
It can be mentioned here that the non-qualified as well as contractual teachers of madrassas have filed a review petition praying for review of the order dated 22.01.2014 passed by the Division Bench of the Gauhati High Court in PIL No 48 of 2013 (The People Society & Anr -vs-The State of Assam & others), the Division Bench of the High Court in its order dated 17.12.2014 passed in the said review petition No.120 of 2014 has also directed the Secondary Education Department not to finalise the selection and appointment of assistant teachers of madrassa of the entire State of Assam unless further direction is given in the review petition No.120/2014.