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Over 7000 to take special TET

Nagaon, Dec. 10: Altogether 7,791 candidates from Karbi Anglong district will appear for the upcoming special TET scheduled to be held under the supervision of the hill district autonomous council on December 16.

Assam’s elementary education department will conduct the entire examination process and the local council’s education department will work as the supporting agency.

In Dima Hasao, however, process for the special TET is yet to be started by the local council.

“We have got instruction from the government for the special TET but the district council election stands in the way of fixing a date for the examination. We hope the proposed special TET in Dima Hasao will be held after the autonomous council election,” said a Dima Hasao autonomous council source.

An education department source today said the centres for the December 16 TET are spread over 15 venues in Bokajan, Hamren and Diphu and measures have been taken for smooth conduct of the examination. “It will be a written examination for 100 marks and for two and a half hours,” the source said.

The special TET for the two hill district autonomous councils — Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao — was announced after political and non-political parties of the districts threatened to move court against Dispur’s initiative to include the two Sixth Scheduled areas under the state-level TET.

The organisations said the initiative was a violation of the Sixth Scheduled norms and demanded special TET for the local candidates.

Three months back, Dispur in a special order to the principal secretaries of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao autonomous councils authorised the two councils to hold the special TET.

Karbi Anglong autonomous council executive member (education) Tuliram Ranghang today told The Telegraph that more than 4,000 candidates took two months coaching arranged by the council in 12 venues in the different parts of the district.

“Hopefully, results of the special TET would be announced by the first week of January and the entire recruitment process will be finished within that month. We have as many as 3,000 vacant posts in 1,772 primary and 185 ME schools in the three subdivisions in Karbi Anglong,” he said.

Ranghang said from this year onwards, Karbi would be a modern Indian language in schools in the hill district up to Class VIII and in the upcoming TET, candidates would get question papers in the language.

“Recently, we moved New Delhi to press the Union human resource development ministry for considering Karbi as modern Indian language. There are steps on the part of Seba to include the language in HSLC examination,” he said.


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