Mokokchung, June 21 (MTNews): With reference to a news item “ANHSU serves ultimatum on State Government” published in sections of the local media, the Department of School Education, Nagaland has clarified on June 21 that the requisite qualifications prescribed in the advertisement for the post of Graduate Teacher (Hindi) are as per the Nagaland School Education Service Rules 2017 and cannot be termed as arbitrary.


The Principal Director of School Education, Nagaland, Thavaseelan K, said in the press release that nowhere in the advertisement was it mentioned that B.Ed in Hindi ( Parangat) alone will be accepted. B.Ed course can either be in English or Hindi for Graduates in Hindi or its equivalent, it further said.


In regards to the course Ratna, it was clarified that it is equivalent to “one language subject in graduation but not equivalent to graduation.” Any Graduate with Ratna and B.Ed is eligible to apply for the post, it said. “It is to be noted that those having Ratna alone without Graduation are not eligible to pursue the B. Ed offered by NCTE recognized Institutions/Universities,” it stated.


In regards to the matter of allowing non indigenous inhabitants to apply for the post, it was informed that the decision was taken by the Cabinet “to address the shortage of Hindi Graduate Teachers in schools as only 7(seven) indigenous inhabitant candidates were found to be eligible against the 58 vacancies in response to the advertisement dated 16/03/2022. It is to be noted that 24 indigenous inhabitant candidates possess the requisite educational and professional qualifications as per the response to the revised advertisement dated 30/05/2022,” it went on to say.

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