C Times, 8th July 2017, Agartala
An allegation of 700 Computer Faculties for the post of 13,000 non-teaching staff has been against School Education Department. A specific work experience format is available with the Education Department which needs to be countersigned by the respective District Education Officer (DEO).
The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Schools was launched in December 2004 and revised in 2010 to provide opportunities to secondary stage students to mainly build their capacity on ICT skills and make them learn through the computer-aided learning process. The Scheme provides support to States/UTs to establish computer labs on the sustainable basis.
A total of 700 Computer Faculties were recruited in 350 Govt. schools partly in 2008 and 2010. They were given a remuneration of 2500 rupees instead of 10000 which was actually granted for them by the central Govt.(as mentioned in MHRD website) since their recruitment was done by a third party vendor as the state govt. outsourced this project. Their jobs were eventually terminated on 2013 and 2015 citing non-availability of funds as the prime reason.
In the case of 700 Computer Faculties, their respective DEO’s have denied to countersign the experience certificates citing invalid experience for the following categories who on June 27 school Education Department published the advertisement for the recruitment of non-teaching posts in the vide No.F.1(1-20)SE/-E(N/G02017.
The non-teaching posts are Academic Counsellor, Student Counsellor, School Library Assistant, Hostel Warden and Programme Assistant. For all these non-teaching post state govt. has made compulsory teaching experience of Five years and Three years respectively as an essential qualification.
Earlier, The Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Higher Education, Shri Mahendra Nath Pandey, said “The experience that the state govt. has sought for the recently declared 13000 posts is absolutely ridiculous and absurd. Some of the posts advertised do not even exist in any other state schools or offices. He also added that if the recruitment process is executed as per the MHRD guidelines then it is acceptable otherwise if any discrepancy is found then the Central govt. shall intervene.”
Now giving a problem to School Education Department regarding the recruitment process of 13,000 non-teaching posts, 700 Computer Faculties on Friday sent a Legal Notice to the Director of School Education complaining against the non-cooperation of Deputy Directors of Education Department.
In legal notice also added if the department does not cooperation for giving the experience certificate citing invalid experience for the 13,000 non-teaching posts to 700 Computer Faculty neither they will go into next step.