State department of school education, with reference to its earlier notifications - January 4, 2008 and March 10, 2008 - regarding state policy on recruitment of teachers, has ordered a relaxation in respect of candidates who do not possess the prescribed professional qualification with certain conditions.
According to a DIPR report, the selection of candidates not having mandatory professional qualification of PSTE/B.Ed. for appointment to the post of pre-primary, primary and graduate teachers, would be screened district-wise, involving a written test and interview.
For the post of pre-primary/primary teacher, a candidate must have minimum qualification of 10+2 and for the post of graduate teachers, bachelor’s degree with not less than 45%. The selected candidates would be short-listed in order of merit.
Every selected candidate on appointment would undergo prescribed professional course of PSTE/B.Ed. and would complete the course within 5 years in respect of candidates belonging to backward tribes including Konyak, Chang, Khiamnungam, Yimchungru, Sangtam, Phom, Chakhesang, Pochury and Zeliang and within two years in respect of other Naga tribes.
Selection for appointment to posts would be carried out district-wise and that no post would be transferred out of a district along with incumbent.
The relaxation, it was stated was to facilitate candidates who do not have prescribed professional qualification to be also considered for appointment. However, it does not super cede the notified policy on recruitment.Candidates possessing the prescribed professional qualification would be given preference in the selection.
This order of relaxation would be deemed to have come into effect from the date of issue of the first notification relating to relaxation of recruitment policy dated October 27, 2008 and would valid for 10 years in respect of candidates belonging to backward tribes and for five years in respect of the other Naga tribes.
The policy on relaxation of professional qualification for recruitment of teachers would be reviewed after Kevichüsa Committee on Reservation Policy submits its report.