Teachers’ assn seeks reconsideration of decision

ITANAGAR, Oct 14: Expressing its dismay over the recent decision made by the state cabinet on 17 September last, that merit-cum-seniority will be the benchmark to consider the regularization of in-service SSA (ISSE) teachers to recruit quality teachers, the Central Executive Committee of All Arunachal Pradesh Teacher Eligibility Test Qualifiers’ Association has appealed for reconsideration of the decision.
The teachers’ association has in a representation to the state chief secretary on Monday, appealed to “reconsider the recent cabinet decision made on 17 September last, by setting aside the mandatory of APTET/CTET quota which is entirely illegal as per framed guidelines and norms of RTE Act, 2009 and NCTE notification 2010.”
“Consequently upon this cabinet decision, our repeated appeal for TET qualified in-service SSA (ISSE) teacher’s quota went in vain which is a sorry state of affairs for our education system in the state. And such messy decisions of law makers will badly affect the improvement of our deteriorating education system. And moreover, it will invite serious legal tussle between TET qualified in-service SSA (ISSE) teachers and non-TET qualified in-service SSA (ISSE) teachers,” the association claimed.
The association further appealed to the state government to initiate two-leg method i.e both TET and non-TET be taken for regularization by maintaining 50:50 ratio based on screening test or optical mark recognition to recruit and regularized those merit in-service SSA (ISSE) teachers.