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Announcing the decision of the council of ministers, which held a meeting on Wednesday, Education and Law Minister Tapan Chakraborty said that 12,000 non-teaching posts were created under the Education Department and 1,000 posts under the Social Welfare and Social Education Department.
"The government would soon start the process to recruit eligible people for these 13,000 newly created posts. However, applicants for the 12,000 posts under Education Department must have five years teaching experience," Chakraborty told reporters.
He said that as all the 13,000 posts are for non-teaching jobs, they would not fulfil many of the criteria laid down in the Right to Education Act.
"Considering all aspects and to overcome the situation that arose after the Supreme Court verdict, the Tripura government in a significant step created 13,000 posts in two departments to accommodate 10,323 teachers and to protect their jobs," a senior minister told IANS on condition of anonymity.
The Supreme Court allowed all serving teachers, candidates not selected and others to participate by relaxing the age limit but subject to possession of other required qualifications.
The newly created non-teaching posts include Academic Counsellor (1,200 posts), Student Counsellor (3,400), School Library Assistant (1,500), Hostel Warden (300) and School Assistant (5,600) and Early Childhood Coordinator (1,000).
The Minister said the applicants for the post of Academic Counsellor must hold Post Graduate degree, while for the posts of Student Counsellor, School Library Assistant, Hostel Warden, candidates must be at least Graduate, while for the remaining posts the qualification would be secondary and higher secondary degree.
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