The Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government on Thursday announced that the Rajasthan Teacher Eligibility Test (REET) will be conducted in May next year to recruit around 20,000 teachers in the state. This decision was taken in the review meeting of the Education Department chaired by Gehlot in the evening. Also read- Rain, dense fog alert for next 48 hours in these states. View full forecast here
He announced the decision in a tweet after the meeting. He also directed the state officials to prepare an action plan for resolving the problems of para teachers, madrassa para teachers and panchayat assistants keeping in mind the decisions of the Supreme Court. Also Read – Rajasthan: COVID Vaccination Mandatory For Entry In Public Places From Jan 31. details here
Earlier in the day, the para teachers (kept on contract) who have been staging a sit-in at the Martyrs Memorial in Jaipur for the last several days demanding regularization, tried to move towards Delhi to press for their demands. Force was used to stop the agitators from moving forward. Also Read – 23 New Omicron Cases Confirmed In Rajasthan; State tally 69. grew to
A senior police officer said the teachers wanted to go to the national capital by rolling on the road, but were hesitant to do so.
“The agitators said they would roll over from the martyr memorial and move to Delhi. We did not allow it,” the official said. The agitators were pushed back towards the protest site and additional forces were deployed in the area to maintain law and order, the official said.
The para teachers have alleged that the state government ignored their demand for regularization and made them go to Delhi to protest outside the Congress office.
REET-2021 was conducted in September to fill around 31,000 posts of teachers. REET candidates are demanding from the state government to increase the number of posts to 50,000.
(with agency input)