“Shiksha Kendra”, 2, Community Centre Preet Vihar, New Delhi110092
No. AS/CTET/MQ/Teacher/2011 Dated 6th March 2012
CBSE Affiliated Schools.
Sub: Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers for Classes I to VIII reg.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, vide its Notification F.No. 113/ 2009 EE4 dated 31st March 2010, in exercise of the powers conferred by subsection (1) of section 23 of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, has authorised the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) as the academic authority to lay down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher.
In accordance to the provisions of SubSection 1 of Section 23 of the RTE Act, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) vide Notification dated 23rd August 2010, and subsequent amendment vide notification dated 29th July 2011, had laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in classes I to VIII. It had been interalia provided that one of the essential qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any of the schools referred to in clause (n) of section 2 of the RTE Act is that he/she should pass the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) which will be conducted by the appropriate Govt. in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE.
The TET conducted by the Central Government shall apply to schools under the Central Government and UTs without Legislature. Further, Managements of Schools affiliated to Boards such as CBSE, ICSE etc. may also opt for the TET conducted by the Central Government.
The Dept. of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India vide letter No. F.12/ 2011EE4 dated 28.02.2011 has conveyed with the approval of Hon,ble Human Resource Development Minister that the Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) shall be the examining body for conducting the TET on behalf of the Central Government.
Accordingly the Affiliation ByeLaw 53, prescribing the minimum qualifications for teachers to teach various subjects in Classes I to VIII in Schools Affiliated to Board stands amended to that extant and it shall be mandatory that the teachers appointed hereinafter to teach classes I to VIII in the Schools affiliated to the Board shall qualify/pass the Central Teacher Eligibility Test conducted by CBSE on behalf of Central Government or Teacher Eligibility Test(TET), conducted by the appropriate State Government in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE for this purpose.
2 Therefore, in accordance with the provisions of Affiliation ByeLaw 21, of the Board, the Management Committee of the School’s affiliated to the Board shall ensure that the teachers appointed in School’s hereinafter to teach classes I to VIII possess the required minimum qualification stipulated by NCTE.