Relief for ReTs; HC Issues fresh orders

Srinagar, February 12: Terming shabby institutions located out of state as “tuck shops”, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Thursday ordered the education department to complete the screening process of the degrees obtained by Rehbar-e-Taleem (ReT) teachers through these institutes as early as possible.

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The order was issued by the single bench of Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar while the court was hearing a  petition filed to request prohibition of the Education authorities from giving effect to a government order dated December 29, 2015 that says all the ReTs and regularised ReTs need to appear in a screening test to verify their eligibility.

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However, those who have obtained their degrees through distance mode but from some reputed as well as regularized institute are exempted from the screening test.

After hearing the petition, the Justice Attar observed that the state education department is duty bound to conduct the survey for tracing out the degrees from these shabby institutes and after finding out the candidates who have received degrees from these tuck shops, the department needs to conduct a screening test for testing their teaching capabilities.