TAT examination mandatory for appointment of principals and teachers in minority educational institutions of Gujarat
TAT examination mandatory for appointment of principals and teachers in minority educational institutions of Gujarat.
Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Reform Bill has been passed in the Legislative Assembly. From now on, even in the minority educational institutions in the state, the appropriate qualification along with the TAT examination for the appointment of principals and teachers will be implemented. The Bill contains amendments consistent with the repeated judgments of the Supreme Court and the Gujarat High Court regarding the implementation of proper qualifications for the appointment of principals and teachers in minority educational institutions.
Giving more details in this regard, Education Minister Chudasama added that the process of selection of candidates in government and subsidized private secondary and higher secondary schools is being implemented in the state through a centralized system. But such selection procedure is carried out without considering the important marks of the TAT examination prescribed by the minority institutions to meet the qualification for selection as a teacher.
No compromise should be made with quality.HeHedded that as a result of this, the standard for teacher quality selection in government as well as grant-in-aid schools in the state is not maintained and quality selection principals cannot be selected impartially as the selection process is not done in minority institutions on the basis of TAT examination results. Citing the verdict, the court said it had made it clear that no compromise should be made with the quality of education in the national interest regardless of whether the educational institution is run by a minority or a majority.
The government's decision does not interfere in the administration of minority organizations
The government's decision to set up a regulatory body for the appointment of teachers does not interfere in the administration of minority institutions. The Gujarat High Court has also issued a judgment in 2013 directing to make necessary amendments in Section 40 (a) of the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Act, 1972. Earlier in minority schools, the Board of Governors used to conduct recruitment process after determining the educational qualification of the candidate without considering the marks of TAT examination.
North Basic School will be considered a recognized schoolRegarding another provision of the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Reforms Bill, he said that at present the definition of recognized schools includes only the secondary or post-primary schools approved by the Director of Education of the State of Gujarat or the officer authorized by him for this purpose. According to the amendment bill, such a recognized school will now be considered as a recognized school, namely the Department of Education of the State Government or any other department or, as the case may be, a recognized secondary school or a North Basic School recognized by an official authorized by such department