Chennai, Oct 12 (): Tamil Nadu government has announced to conduct special Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) for differently Abled candidates with B.Ed degree.
Following State wide demonstration which was held by the Differently Abled Candidates, the decision to conduct Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) for differently Abled candidates has been taken by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
This Special TET examination will be conducted by the state teachers Recruitment Board who will be taking charge of the examination. The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister in a statement announced that differently abled candidates who possess B.Ed degree and cleared TET will be engaged in the excess vacancies and also in the vacancies which might occur in the future.
The school education department would take the responsibility to train the visually-challenged candidates and help them to pass the special TET that would be conducting through District Institute of Education and Training (DIETs) across the state, claimed the Chief Minister.
As soon as the visually challenged Post graduate candidates in the state clear the TRB test for PG candidates they would be immediately employed in the excess vacancies, announced Jayalalithaa. A total of 200 visually challenged Post graduate candidates are there in the state.
The TN government has issued a notification for colleges to take all the steps for the employment of 100 visually-challenged candidates who have completed the National Eligibility Test (NET) and State Level Eligibility Test.
Earlier the Madras High Court directed that a physically challenged person who gets the minimum qualifying mark of 90 in the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) will be considered for appointment as a teacher under the three per cent quota for the disabled.
The court order on the issue came after a writ petition was filed by K.Kumaravelu of Thiruvenkadu in Nagapattinam district. The petitioner, who obtained 83 marks in the TET in 2012, pleaded the court to appoint him as a Secondary Grade Teacher by giving necessary relaxation in the pass marks in TET being a physically challenged person.