New Delhi: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' on Thursday announced that Government has decided to extend the validity period of Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) qualifying certificate from seven years to lifetime with retrospective effect from 2011.
The respective state governments and Union Territories (UTs) will take necessary action to re-validate and issue fresh TET certificates to those candidates whose period of seven years has already elapsed, he added.
Mr Pokhriyal said this will be a positive step in increasing the employment opportunities for candidates aspiring to make a career in the teaching field.
'Validity period of Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) qualifying certificate has been extended from 7 years to lifetime with retrospective effect from 2011,' the Minister said in a tweet.
'Respective State Govts./UTs to take necessary action to re-validate/issue fresh certificates to candidates whose period of 7 years elapsed already. This is a positive step in increasing the employment opportunities in the teaching field,' he said.
Teachers Eligibility Test qualifying certificate is one of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in schools.
The guidelines dated February 11, 2011 of the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)
laid down that TET would be conducted by the state governments and the validity of the TET certificate was seven years from the date of passing TET.(UNI)