The Haryana Government will extend the validity of the HTET certificate to 7 years which is a major decision that can prove beneficial for almost 90000 candidates. Earlier the validity of the certificate was 5 years. Mahavir Singh, Additional Chief Secretary (School Education) has issued an order to its effect on this. The extension was done in 2017 initially however only earlier this year, the government clarified its position on the matter. It has finalized on maintaining the HTET validity for 7 years for the candidates. Many candidates whose certification was soon going to expire have benefited from this decision. Also read- New SSC guidelines for all exams
The primary reason behind the decision is giving opportunities to candidates who still have not found employment even after qualifying the exam. BSEH conducts the HTET exam every year but there has been no vacancy for JBT teachers since 2012. Hence, on one hand there is zero vacancy for 7 years, and on the other hand the government has earned 2800 crore from the HTET fees alone. At present, 90000 candidates with the certificate are there but has no access to vacancies. The association is also planning to approach the High Court demanding a stay on further conducting of the HTET exam.
The HTET exam is an eligibility test for candidates through which they are certified and selected to teach in the various government schools in the state. It is conducted to recruit Primary teacher or PT, Trained Graduate Teacher, TGT and Post Graduate Teacher or PGT.
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