The state has proposed Common Entrance Test (CET) for the appointment of teachers
In a bid to curb corruption and unfair practices in private-aided
schools, the state has proposed Common Entrance Test (CET) for the appointment of
During a meeting with chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday 2nd July, state
school education minister Rajendra Darda put forward the proposal. If cleared, the
decision will help improve the quality of the teaching and justify the talent in
the teaching sector, the department claimed.
"There are nearly 30,000 aided private schools with more than 5 lakh teachers. But,
there have been complaints of monetary consideration for appointments and exploitation
in salaries. Some institutes do not even pay minimum wages but make the teachers
sign on documents that they give them a bigger paycheck. The compulsion of CET would
curb such unfair practices," said an official from the department.
However, the department is apprehensive about political resistance as most private
schools are owned by the institutes controlled by politicians. Chavan has directed
the department to bring the policy decision related issues before the cabinet.
Courtesy: DNA India