GUWAHATI, Sept 29 - The State Education Department has warned of strict action against the cases of TET candidates producing fake documents regarding pursuing professional courses like BEd or D El Ed to appear in the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET).
Reacting strongly on media reports about the TET candidates producing fake documents showing themselves pursuing BEd/D El Ed, State Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya has directed the departmental officers to take stern action against the corrupt individuals and officers involved.
He further said that in case of detection of submission of such false documents or information by any candidate even after awarding of TET certificate, his or her qualification in TET will be considered null and void and necessary legal action will follow.
Under the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) guideline for TET, a person who is pursuing any of the teacher education courses, specified in the NCTE, is eligible to appear in the test, and will have to submit the certificate of the same course at the time of recruitment.
�During the preliminary scrutiny, the candidates are asked to produce the admission slip of the professional course. However, it was widely reported in the media that fake documents have been produced by several such candidates, on which, action has been taken by the department,� sources from the State Education Department said.
An Education Department official, posted in Lakhimpur, has been suspended in one of such cases, whereas the noose is tightening on other officials against whom allegations have been levelled.
The minister concerned also reviewed the TET 2019 recently, and issued necessary instructions on the matter. Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Assam, Education Department, Commissioner and Secretary to the Government of Assam, Elementary and Secondary Education, Mission Director, Samagra Shiksha, Assam, Secretary, Education (Elementary) Department, Chairman, SEBA and other officers of Education Department were present in the review.
Along with other issues, the matter regarding selection of zone by candidates was discussed in detail. It was stated that a candidate selecting any of the notified zones during submission of online application for TET can apply for engagement as a teacher after qualifying in TET in the districts of that zone only.
This time TET has been divided into seven zones to address the issues of frequent applications for transfer, etc.
The candidates appearing in one zone will not be engaged in districts of other zone. Further, after engagement, he or she will not be transferred to districts of other zone and the department will not entertain application requesting transfer to any district of zone.