27 Oct :With reference to this Department’s Notifications of even No. dated 4th January 2008 and 10th March 2008 concerning the State Policy on Recruitment of Teachers under the Department of School Education,
the Governor of Nagaland is pleased to order a relaxation of the said Policy in respect of candidates who do not possess the prescribed professional qualification, with the following conditions:
i. Appointment of candidates to the post of Pre-Primary, Primary and Graduate Teachers shall be allowed without having the required professional qualification of PSTE/B.Ed. Selection of candidates shall however be done through a screening process district-wise, which will involve a written test and interview.
ii. A candidate must have the minimum prescribed academic qualification of 10+2 for the post of Pre-Primary/Primary Teacher and a Bachelor’s Degree with not less than 45% for the post of Graduate Teacher; selected candidates shall be short-listed in order of merit.
iii. The short-listed candidate shall give an undertaking that he/she will undergo the PSTE/B.Ed. course and clear it within 2(two) years, failing which his/her service will be terminated; till such time he/she obtains the professional qualification, the appointment shall be adhoc, on fixed pay; only after qualifying the PSTE/B.Ed. will the candidate be eligible for recruitment to the post of teacher in the appropriate level. During the period a candidate undergoes professional training, the vacancy caused shall be met through re-deployment and not through substitute appointment.
iv. Considering that normal retirement of employees in the State will take place only in 2010, in view of the enhancement of age of superannuation, short-listing of candidates shall be done by taking into account the average annual attrition rate of 3% of the cadre strength at the various levels. The list so prepared shall be valid for a period of 2(two) years or till such time the list is exhausted whichever is earlier; appointments on adhoc will be considered from this merit-based list against vacancies that may arise during this period; a similar screening process shall be conducted on exhaustion of the list or on expiry of 2(two) years whichever is later.
v. Candidates from the districts of Kiphire, Longleng and Peren which do not have sanctioned DIET/DRU, may seek admission in the private institutions in the State viz. St. Paul’s Traning Institute, Phesama and Salt Christian College, Dimapur and the course fees will be subsidized by the Government to the extent of 50%.
2. The relaxation comes into force with immediate effect and shall continue for a period of 3(three) years. It shall thereafter be subject to review, either for extension or discontinuance.
3. This relaxation does not supersede the notified Policy on Recruitment and preference in appointment shall be considered in respect of candidates possessing the prescribed qualification.
This has the approval of the Cabinet vide O.M.NO.CAB-2/2008 dated 31/07/2008