Sunday, February 5, 2023

DoSE reacts to All Nagaland Hindi Students’ Union (ANHSU) ultimatum on state govt

Reacting to the All Nagaland Hindi Students’ Union (ANHSU) ultimatum on the State government to allow Hindi graduates to sit for exam for recruitment of Hindi teachers scheduled on July 7, 2022, the Department of School Education (DoSE) Tuesday clarified that the requisite qualifications prescribed in the advertisement for the post of graduate teacher (Hindi) were as per the Nagaland School Education Service Rules 2017 and cannot be termed as arbitrary.
In a press release, principal director school education, Thavaseelan K, stated that the requisite qualifications included: (i) Graduate/Post Graduate (or equivalent) with at least 50% marks relaxable by 5 % in the case of ST/SC/ differently abled candidates either in Graduation or in Post-Graduation with Hindi as an elective subject at the Bachelor’s degree level from a recognized university and (ii) B. Ed/B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed from any National Council of Teachers Education recognised institution
The department clarified that nowhere in the advertisement it was mentioned that B.Ed in Hindi (Parangat) alone will be accepted. It said that B.Ed course can either be in English or Hindi for Graduates in Hindi or its equivalent
With regard to the course Ratna, the department clarified that it was equivalent to one language subject in graduation, but not equivalent to graduation. It stated that any graduate with Ratna and B.Ed was eligible to apply for the post. It also pointed out that those having Ratna alone without Graduation were not eligible to pursue the B.Ed offered by NCTE recognized institutions/universities.
Further, with regard to allowing non indigenous inhabitants to apply for the post, the department stated that the decision was taken by the Cabinet to address the shortage of Hindi Graduate Teachers in schools as only seven indigenous inhabitant candidates were found to be eligible against the 58 vacancies in response to the advertisement dated March 16, 2022.
The department also pointed out that 24 indigenous inhabitant candidates possessed the requisite educational and professional qualifications as per the response to the revised advertisement dated May 30, 2022.

SourceNPN
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