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Mockery in Basic Education: Is not this NCTE's Turn to Answer? Date 15/04/2013

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Mockery in Basic Education: Is not this NCTE’s Turn to Answer?

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Dated 15.04.2013

To,

The Public Information Officer,
National Council for Teacher Education HQ.
Hans Bhawan, Wing II, 1, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,
New Delhi-110002.

Sir,

Subject: Application for seeking Information under Right to Information Act, 2005.

Kindly provide following information point-wise, as sought by the applicant in exercise of the rights conferred by the Right to Information Act, 2005, within stipulated time-limit;

1. Kindly provide the copy of the proposal of the State Government of Uttar pradesh to NCTE, seeking approval for conducting elementary teacher education programme of two years duration (Diploma in Elimentary Education or whatever name, it may have) through open and distance learning mode for training of untrained graduate ‘Shiksha Mitra’ appointed by the State Government in elementary schools.

2. Kindly provide the copy of the Order dated 14.1.2011 issued by the National Council for Teachers Education, according approval to the proposal of the State Government of Uttar Pradesh for conducting elementary teacher education programme of two years duration (Diploma in Elimentary Education or whatever name, it may have) through open and distance learning mode for training of untrained graduate ‘Shiksha Mitra’ appointed by the State Government in elementary schools.

3. Kindly provide Demand and Supply Estimates of Teachers and Teacher Educators at School Stage (2007-08 – 2016-17) in respect of state of Uttar Pradesh.

4. According to the “Norms and Standards for Bachelor of education programme leading to Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree” laid-down by NCTE, candidates with at least fifty percent marks either in the Bachelor’s Degree and/or in the Master’s degree or any other qualification equivalent thereto, are eligible for admission to the programme. In case of any proven violation of the same with regard to minimum marks required, what action is prescribed to be taken against the concerned candidate and the institution?

5. Accoring to the “Norms and standards for Diploma in elementary education programme through Open and Distance Learning System leading to Diploma in elementary education (D.El.Ed)” laid-down by NCTE,

(i) Where one of the eligibility criteria for admission to subject programme is “Two years teaching experience in a Government or Government recognized primary / elementary school.”, whether “the tenure of expressly-declared non-employment-oriented, contractual, community-service engagement for teaching pupils of classes 1 & 2 in government-run primary school” may be considered as “teaching experience in a Government or Government recognized primary / elementary school” for the purpose?

(ii) Where, it is provided that the reservation for SC/ST/OBC and other categories shall be as per the rules of the Central Government / State Government, whichever is applicable and there shall be a relaxation of five percent marks in favour of SC/ST/OBC and other categories of candidates,

(a) Can NCTE or the concerned Government offer/sanction/allow, whichever is applicable, admission to more than sixty-thousand candidates with absolute disregard to such provisions?

(b) In case the admissions to such programme are proved to have been offered/sanctioned/allowed with absolute disregard to the applicable reservation and relaxation as provided by NCTE, whether such admission or consequent award of dimploma shall stand void?

6. According to NCTE’s Notification dated 23.08.2010 as amended by notification dated 29.07.2011, one of the minimum qualification for a person to be eligibile for appointment as a teacher is “Pass in the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), to be conducted by the appropriate Government in accordance with the guidelines framed by the NCTE for the purpose.”.
For the purpose, NCTE issued “Guidelines for conducting Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) under the Right of the Children to Free and Compulsary Education Act (RTE), 2009” to states vide its Letter No. 76-4/2010/NCTE/Acad dated 11.02.2011, specifying therein also the “Structure and Content of TET” in details, which also stipulates that “All questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), each carrying one mark, with four alternatives out of which one answer will be correct. There will be no negative marking. The examining body should strictly adhere to the structure and content of the TET specified below.”
In this regard, please inform,

(i) Whether a state government is required as per the rules or law, to furnish details before the NCTE and seek prior permission before conduction a Teacher Eligibility Test?

(ii) Whether a state government is allowed to conduct Teacher Eligibility Test in deviation and/or contravention to the Guidelines issued by the NCTE for the perpose?

(iii) Whether the NCTE may grant permission to a particular state government to introduce and conduct in Teacher Eligibility Test, an additional Paper (For Language) with comprehension, essay –writing in place of typical NCTE-prescribed Paper with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) only?

(iv) Whether a state government, at it’s own discretion, is allowed to introduce and conduct in Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) a self-designed Paper (For Language), in addition to and totally different from NCTE-prescribed Paper-I (For Classes I-V) and Paper-II (For Classes VI-VII)? Whether such paper and consequent award of certificate shall be deemed valid by NCTE for the purpose of making a person eligible to be appointed as a teacher, as far as the necessity of passing TET is concerned?

7. Whether NCTE or Central Govt. has permitted certail states to consider the candidature of the persons having Gradution, who have neither undergone nor been enrolled in any NCTE-recognized Teacher Tarining Programme, meant for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in class 1-5 and 2, for sitting in respective papers of Teacher Eligibility Test? If yes, kindly provide the copy of letter/circular/ notification/ communiqué, permitting thereby the state government of Uttar Pradesh to this effect.

A postal order of Rs. 10/- bearing No. 278169 dated 02.04.2013 is attached herewith.

Yours sincerely,

Shyam Deo Mishra
Address: NL-1A, Ground Floor, 17/4,
Sector-10, Nerul (W), Navi Mumbai-400706 (Maharashtra)
Mobile No.: +91 8080181280rtirti2

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