During the last 24 hours, the CID Assam has tracked down seven more suspects in connection with the bogus TET teacher’s scam.
On Monday, the CID detained another 21 people in the same case. All of them were subjected to extensive questioning.
Produced before the court after medical examination
According to CID officials, the arrested teachers were brought before the court after undergoing a medical test and were then taken into police custody for further questioning.
“During interrogation conducted so far, names of few (Dallas) middlemen have come on record, out of which two have been traced from their hideouts and are being interrogated. Detailed verification of the forged certificates with the TET database in Sarba Siksha Abhiyan (SSA), Guwahati has been done. The investigation is going on in full swing by the special investigation team of CID Assam,” said CID sources.
Teaching based on fake documents
Earlier, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “We received information about 36 TET teachers in Assam who were allegedly serving in the government schools based on fake documents. The operation is on and I am sure we will be able to arrest all of them very soon.”
Following the arrests, CM Sarma predicted that a web of fake degree and certificate course providers in Assam will emerge.
According to sources, the majority of jailed TET instructors were hired by the Bodoland Territorial Council in various government schools (BTC).
The CID conducted raids in Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa, and Udalguri districts on Sunday, arresting 21 TET teachers.
What is TET?
The Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) is an eligibility test used to shortlist candidates for teaching positions. The TET exams are held at both the national and state levels and are based on the National Council for Teacher Education’s recommendations (NCTE).
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) administers the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) at the national level, and various states administer TETs such as UPTET, MAHA TET, OTET, HP TET, KTET, and others at the state level.
The examination process of various TET 2021 exams is underway, including CTET 2021, OTET 2021, HP TET 2021, MAHA TET 2021, KTET 2021, KARTET 2021, and several others.
TET 2021 notification
TETs exams are held once or twice a year at the national as well as state level. The TET exam process begins with the release of official notification.
The TET notification is the firsthand information that makes candidates familiar with the entire examination process.
The TET 2021 notification is an important document that contains the exam details such as the application process, eligibility criteria, dates, exam pattern, syllabus, and others.
The respective exam conducting authority issues a notification for the teacher eligibility tests.
The CBSE issues the CTET notification, the UP government issues the UPTET notification, HPBOSE issues the HP TET notification, BSER issues the REET or RTET notification, and so on for other states’ TETs.
Assam TET 2021
The Assam TET 2021 registration procedure has begun by the Axom Sarba Siksha Abhiyan Mission. The registration period began on September 15, 2021, and ended on September 25, 2021.
Candidates who want to apply for the Teacher Eligibility Test could do so online at ssa.assam.gov.in, which is the official website of the Axom Sarba Siksha Abhiyan Mission.
On October 10, 2021, the admission card will be available. On October 24, 2021, the examination will take place. Paper I and Paper II will be administered at the Assam TET.
Exam fees for Paper I and Paper II are 325/- for the general category and 300/- for SC/ST/ST/OBC/ PWD. Candidates can visit the Axom Sarba Siksha Abhiyan Mission’s official website for additional information.