Tripura announces 4,500 new jobs ahead of Durga Puja, special provisions for retrenched ad-hoc teachers

Written by Debraj Deb
| Agartala |

October 21, 2020 2:18:35 pm

Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath has knowledgeable that the new posts embrace 500 police constable positions and 4,000 non-technical posts of Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and Multi-Purpose Workers (MPW). Representational picture/ Express Photo by Abhinav Saha

Seven months after 10,323 ad-hoc faculty educating positions have been retrenched from the state training division, Tripura has introduced 4,500 new jobs within the Home and Manpower and Employment Department, with special provisions for the sacked teachers within the latter.

Speaking to reporters, Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath has knowledgeable that the new posts, introduced ahead of the Durga Puja festivities, embrace 500 police constable positions beneath the Home Department and 4,000 non-technical posts of Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and Multi-Purpose Workers (MPW) in Group-C and Group-D classes beneath Manpower and Employment Department.

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While a state recruitment board would oversee the constable recruitment course of, a joint recruitment board can be fashioned to supervise the Group-C and Group-D recruitment course of. A complete of 10323 faculty teachers, who have been sacked from their jobs because of a defective recruitment course of, would get age rest for the LDC and MPW positions.

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“The retrenched ad hoc teachers would get age relaxation for the LDC and MPW jobs. Anyone not having typing knowledge can still be appointed in the LDC positions. In such cases, they would need to pass a typing test in the next 6 months. Certain changes were introduced in the New Employment Policy, 2018. As per the new guidelines, candidates would have to appear in a written exam bearing 85 marks while 15 marks would be determined in an oral test”, the minister knowledgeable.

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Earlier in September this yr, the state cupboard permitted a coverage to supply a chance to 9,686 discharged teachers out of sacked 10,323, who now embrace 764 Post Graduate Teachers (PGT), 4380 Graduate Teachers (GT), and 4542 Under Graduate Teachers (UGT) to use in 9700 vacant non-technical posts of group C positions, which might be notified in a phased method by the federal government. The cupboard has additionally permitted age rest for all sacked teachers until March 31, 2023.

However, the federal government had clarified that the posts can be stuffed up by means of outsourcing if the sacked teachers fail to make it to those posts.

About 10,323 faculty teachers together with graduate, undergraduate and postgraduate teachers, who have been inducted in several phases since 2010 have been terminated over defective recruitment course of by the High Court of Tripura in 2014. The order was later upheld by the Supreme Court in 2017, in response to Special Leave Petitions filed with the apex court docket by sacked teachers and the federal government.

While many of these teachers acquired positioned in various jobs by means of interviews within the meantime, over 8,000 have been later re-inducted on advert hoc foundation until March 31 this yr, after which they have been rendered jobless.

Reacting to the job announcement, Bhaskar Deb, chief of Amra 10323, a bunch of the retrenched teachers advised, “We don’t want these phased jobs and not through outsourcing. The CM assured us that something good would be waiting for us. But now this cabinet decision has granted us age relaxation and nothing more, that also 4000 posts for 8880 candidates in waiting. We severely protest against this decision. However, we shall wait for two months, after which we shall organise extensive agitation if our demands aren’t met.”

The retrenched trainer additionally stated they met Education Minister Nath on September 23 after he introduced phased recruitment and voiced concern on the peace of mind of getting 10,323 candidates positioned in these posts.

“Our main demands are to ensure a single-time recruitment process for all retrenched teachers and regular jobs for next of kins of families of retrenched teachers who have died in the meantime without their jobs. We met the Chief Minister 10 days later and placed the same demands,” Deb stated including that his organisation feels the cupboard choice to recruit the retrenched positions in a phased method by means of open interviews with different candidates is in opposition to the curiosity of 10,323 teachers.

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