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Recruitment hopes for teachers

State HRD minister Geetashree Oraon on Sunday announced that results of around 17,000 candidates from across the state, who had secured the required percentage (60) in the Teachers’ Eligibility Test (TET) but were declared unsuccessful, will be re-published on January 31.

Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) had declared them unsuccessful due to minor faults in either their application forms or OMR answer sheets.

Oroan, who was in Dhanbad to attend a school event, said this while speaking to mediapersons at Circuit House.

“Though the results are being published in compliance with a recent Jharkhand High Court order, I had earlier instructed JAC authorities to do the same as many candidates were not aware of the technicalities of an OMR sheet,” she added.

The last date for applying in government schools has also been extended by 21 days. “The last date for applying against vacancies was January 31. We have extended it for three weeks so that candidates, whose results will be declared on January 31, can also apply,” Oraon added.

The examination was held on April 26, 2013, for recruitment of teachers in primary schools across the state.

Besides, the minister added, the state government would provide sweaters to students of classes I to VIII of government schools from next year.

Asked about the long-pending demand for a separate university, she said: “Amendments have been made in the eligibility criteria for setting up an university. We are studying the changes and an appropriate decision will be taken accordingly.”

On opening an extension campus of Vinoba Bhave University in Dhanbad, which she promised during her last visit to the district on December 22, Oraon said the process was at drafting stage and would soon see the light of day.