Calcutta, Oct. 3: Calcutta High Court today upheld the education department’s decision not to give incentive marks in the teachers’ eligibility test (TET) to students with BEd degrees.
The TET is held to appoint teachers in secondary and higher-secondary schools.
Around 30,000 candidates had cleared the TET in September last year. Around 46,000 teachers’ posts are lying vacant in the state.
Considering the huge number of vacancies, the state had decided to allow graduate and post-graduate candidates to take the TET and declined to give incentive marks to those with BEd degrees.
Today, Justice Debasish Kargupta said in his order: “The decision taken by the government is valid.”
Some candidates with BEd degrees had moved a petition in the court, saying they should get incentive marks in the test.
The petitioners had also pleaded that candidates with BEd degrees be selected first.
According to legal experts, today’s order won’t affect the recruitment process.