Linguistic minority schools question compulsory Teachers’ Aptitude Test

Posted on Aug 17 2013 - 7:16am by Deepika Mehta
Nearly 15 trusts running Hindi-medium schools approached the Gujarat high court seeking exemption from the compulsory Teachers’ Aptitude Test (TAT) for appointment of headmasters.

The linguistic minority institutes questioned the two resolutions passed by the state government on August 5 and 17. With these resolutions, the government has withdrawn the exemption granted earlier to minority institutes in deciding qualification for appointments.

teachers eligibility testThe institutes moved the court after the government made TAT compulsory for all appointments for academic staff. Senior counsel Girish Patel, who represented the institutes, contended that the state government cannot change rules by merely passing resolutions and the recent provisions are in violation of the parent act. Hence the amendments should go.

After hearing him, the HC asked the state government to explain the issue and kept further hearing on August 22.

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