The intervention of the National Human Rights Commission has “saved the jobs” of more than two lakh graduate and post-graduate primary school teachers in schools of varying grades across the country, the panel said on Wednesday. rights.
These teachers from various public, government-subsidized and private schools did not meet the 50% Class 12 eligibility criteria, he said.
“As per the guidelines of the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), the Union Department of Education has assigned the responsibility to NIOS (National Institute of Open Schools) to train these teachers by March 31, 2019. Many teachers have completed their elementary education diploma, but NIOS did not issue diplomas with certificates to those who did not achieve 50% grades in 12th standard, which may have them cost their jobs,’ the NHRC said in a statement.
This training was required for all untrained in-service teachers under the Children’s Right to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Amendment Act 2017, he added.
”Upon receiving a complaint about this, the Commission observed that NIOS had not specified in its prospectus that the eligibility criteria for graduate and post-graduate teachers in service to obtain a degree in the ‘elementary education would be 50% points in 10 +2”, according to the release.
Furthermore, the Commission requested the Ministry of Education to reconsider the whole issue, as this could have a negative impact on the right to subsistence of teachers, who are otherwise graduates or postgraduates, and have been in service and even obtained the required diploma in primary school. education in accordance with the statutory requirements of the RTE law and the rules framed therein, he said.
”In view of the Commission’s recommendations, the Union Department of Education, in striking a balance between statutory provisions and the right to life and livelihood, has granted a one-time relaxation of this standard to all applicants who have obtained a diploma in elementary education from the National Institute of Open Schools (NIOS),” according to the statement.
NHRC intervention ‘saved the jobs of more than two graduate/post-graduate teachers of upper primary level in public/government aided and unaided private schools across the country as they had no obtained 50% marks in 12th standard”.
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