The Assam Education Department has decided to withdraw Clause 5 from its rules. Certificates of HSLC-HS Exams 2021 Will Be Valid for All Govt Appointments. With the withdrawal of this Clause, the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) and Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) will be valid for all jobs in the state. This will also include the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET). After facing stiff opposition, Govt said students willing to become teachers or join government jobs later will have to sit for the same examination when the Covid-19 situation improves.
BREAKING: Assam Education Department to withdraw Clause-5. HSLC-HSSLC Certificates to be valid for all jobs, including TET.
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The decision was taken after the Assam Chief Minister Himanata Biswa Sarma held a meeting with the representatives of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP).
According to Clause 5, students aspiring to become teachers or employees in the Education Department or any other state government department where recruitment is “substantially based on HSLC or HSSLC marks”, they will have to appear for a special matric or higher secondary examination. And this would happen only after the COVID-19 situation improves.
On July 1, the government had released record-based evaluation formulae for both HSLC (Class 10) or HSSLC ( class 12) students. A clause in the notification said that the certificates/mark sheets, as per the new evaluation scheme, would not be valid for those seeking state government jobs (especially teachers/employees in the education department) and that students would have to sit for the exam once the pandemic normalized. The reasoning, as per the clause, was that such recruitments are “substantially” based on Class 10 and 12 marks.
Thus, from now on, the certificates of class 10 and class 12 will be valid for all jobs, including TET.