Tamil Nadu: The co-ordinator of the Naam Tamilar Katchi (Naam Tamil Party), Seeman has highlighted that those who clear the teacher eligibility examination must be recruited directly without any other competitive examinations. The state currently has two-tier exam process for the selection of teachers for government schools.
“Teachers’ recruiters are being severely affected as they have to write two examinations, one qualifying examination and a recruitment examination for graduate and intermediate teaching posts,” said Seeman adding that the DMK government’s negligence in delaying the process.
In 2012, the Government of Tamil Nadu announced that it was compulsory to pass the qualifying examination to be eligible to apply for the post of a government school teacher. Accordingly, the Tamil Nadu Teachers’ Selection Board conducted examinations of the first paper for the posts of intermediate teachers and the second paper for graduate teachers. Appointments to the teaching posts were made on the basis of the marks obtained by those who passed the qualifying examination.