Agartala, Sep 23, 2021, ENEWSTIME Desk
TET qualified teachers under the umbrella of Tripura TET Teachers' Welfare Association (TTTWA) on Thursday demanded regularisation of their services. Close on the heels of regularization of services of TET qualified teachers under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) by the State Government, other TET qualified teachers are fuming over the government’s alleged indifference on the issue of their service regularization.
The Association members also informed the media that they would form human chains in front of all the sub-divisional Education directors and Inspectorate of Schools (IS) across the State on Friday. Highlighting the demand for service regularization, the TET qualified teachers will also submit a mass deputation to Education Director and IS.
Addressing a press conference, the secretary of the Association Ajoy Pal said, "We the TET qualified teachers are in service since 2016 but it is very unfortunate that successive governments had deprived us of a regular pay scale."
Pal also said around 6000 TET qualified candidates were appointed as teachers in 2016 by the previous LF Government. However, the teachers were appointed at a fixed salary for one year of the Provisional period. After the BJP-led Government came into power, it extended the provisional period for two more years and paid us a fixed salary.
"If the government had given importance to TET and made the TET qualification a benchmark for regularisation, why shall we, the TET qualified teachers, having the degree of B.Ed and D.El.Ed be deprived of the regular pay scale?," Pal questioned.
He alleged, "Earlier, the then Left Front government had committed an injustice by depriving us of the regular pay scale. Even the BJP government is also depriving us."
Ajoy Pal lamented no other state governments across the country, except Tripura, are paying TET qualified teachers a fixed pay scale.
The secretary of the TTTWA said, “The Association has been repeatedly trying to convince the Education Minister, Finance Minister and the Chief Minister regarding regularization of TET qualified teachers. Apart from assurances, nothing concrete happened so far”.