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‘Quality of teachers for Quality education, but Quality of salary 7970 rupees in Tripura’ : TET qualified fixed paid teachers raised voice
TIWN April 28, 2017
‘Quality  of teachers for Quality education, but Quality of salary 7970 rupees in Tripura’ : TET qualified fixed paid teachers raised voice
PHOTO : TET qualified teachers held protest at Umakanta ground. TIWN Pic April 28

AGARTALA, April 28 (TIWN): Whereas across the country TET qualifiers are getting regular pay scale, in maximum states with full benefits of 7th pay commission, but in Tripura teachers even after qualified in TET are getting fixed pay basis salaries resulted huge resentment among the qualified teachers. According to the teachers, for Education Quality the teachers had to pass Teachers Eligibility Test (TET), but after passing TET the teachers are getting very poor salary with 7970 rupees per month who are graduate, when 100 % salary is paid by the Central Govt. In this regard a protest were shown at Umakanta school ground demanding ‘regular scale salary’. But the state govt even though receiving the full salary of the employees but giving them almost one 3rd of the deserved salaries. They also raised question, ‘Are the teachers matter of exhibition’?, while showing banners with silent protest.

“Don’t discourage us by giving 7970 rupees salary’, said the teachers. ‘Quality  of teachers for quality education, but quality of salary 7970 rupees, the teachers added.

Recently another TET examination was held but reportedly they will be appointed on fixed salary basis. Proving once again Tripura left front govt is not friend of all the unemployed youths, a major scam in TET Examination also came out when the govt deprived 292 TET qualified candidates of 2016-17.

When schools are running teacherless, to prove CPI-M State Secretary Bijan Dhar’s comment that good marks can not make good teachers’, Tripura Govt against 821 vacant posts advertized in daily, selected only 529 candidates, whereas 1200 candidates already qualified TET. Thus 292 posts are left vacant amidst plenty of qualified teachers who have B.Ed as well as passed TET in last year.

A source said that to benefit 10,323 teachers the Govt has taken this decision. On the other hand the deprived TET  Qualifier teachers filed case against Tripura Govt in this regard in High Court. 

All the events shows that Tripura Govt itself doesn’t want any quality education in state. It was only after 2009 that fresh 150 candidates were given B.ed trainings by state govt whereas lack of B.ed opportunities damaged the quality of teaching already.  

What surprises is that whereas all the states are giving regular salaries to the employees who are TET qualified, but Tripura Govt has kept them on fixed salary scale.  

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