Around 50 para-teachers staged an agitation in front of the East Singhbhum district collectorate on Friday, demanding home posting once they are absorbed as primary school teachers.
The HRD department will soon prepare a merit list of para-teachers, who have cleared Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) conducted by JAC in 2013, for filling up vacancies at the primary level in state-run schools.
According to Samit Kumar Tiwary, district president of Jharkhand Rajya Para-sikshak Samanvaya Samiti, if the usual process is followed, a candidate who has fetched high marks will get posting in more than one district. Since he/she can work only in one place, several seats go vacant.
“The state should prepare the merit list in such a way that selected candidates get jobs in home districts,” he said.
The protesters also asked the HRD department to constitute a panel to ensure that the clause of filling 50 per cent of primary vacancies with para-teachers is met.
They submitted a memorandum addressed to acting chief secretary Sajal Chakraborty to deputy commissioner Amitabh Kaushal. A delegation will meet Chakraborty and HRD minister Geetashree Oraon next week.