Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced that the government has decided to extend the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) validity period qualifying certificate from 7 years to lifetime with retrospective effect from 2011.
The respective state governments and UTs will need to take necessary action to revalidate or issue fresh TET certificates to those candidates whose period of 7 years has already elapsed, he added.
Step to increase employment opportunity for teachers
Ramesh Pokhriyal said this would be a positive step in increasing the employment opportunities for candidates aspiring to make a career in the teaching field.
Teachers Eligibility Test 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 7 years from the date of passing TET.