Uttarakhand High Court has given green signal to Shiksha Mitra to appoint 3300 assistant teachers who are qualified Basic Teaching Certificate (BTC) and Diploma in Elementary Education (DElEd). These will not be entitled for TET exam.
Addl Chief Secretary S. Raju released a circular making an announcement on Monday. A total of 3300 assistant teachers are believed to be appointed according to the circular.
Appointment is being done as per the interim orders by the High Court. If the High Court alters the decision in near future, all para teachers (shiksha mitra) will be reverted to their older designation.
Sources say state government has been demanding for permanent status for the BTC and DElEd qualified Shiksha Mitra working in remote areas. And also cut down the TET criteria for the appointment. However, Central Government agreed for the demands but High Court spurned the removal of TET criteria.
The Education Department then appealed to the double bench of HC against the TET norm. After which the HC gave it a nod in its interim order.