Enhancement of Primary Teachers Qualification

A teacher appointed prior to 03.09.2001 i.e. the date on which the NCTE Regulations, 2001 came into force will be guided by the prevalent Recruitment Rules of the State Government. Such teachers need not have to upgrade their academic qualifications nor have to acquire teacher training qualification.

Government of West Bengal
School Education Department (Primary Branch)
Bikash Bhawan, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700 091

No. 277-SE(P)/10M-6/09 (Pt-I) Dated. 28.03.2012

NOTIFICATION

In pursuance of the provisions of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 under Section 23 and subsequent notification issued by the academic authority viz. National Council of Teachers Education (NCTE) vide No. 6103/20/2010/NCTE /(N&S) dt. 23.8.2010, the Govt. in School Education Deptt. issues the following circular as to the requisite qualifications of Primary School Teachers who are already in service:

1) A teacher appointed prior to 03.09.2001 i.e. the date on which the NCTE (Determination of Minimum Qualifications for Recruitment of Teachers in Schools) Regulations, 2001 (as amended from time to time) came into force will be guided by the prevalent Recruitment Rules of the State Government. Such teachers need not have to upgrade their academic qualifications nor have to acquire teacher training qualification.

2) Minimum qualifications of a teacher appointed on or after 3rd September, 2001 but before 23rd August, 2010 (i.e. the date on which the revised Notification of NCTE, 2010 has been published) shall go by the norms as prescribed vide NCTE (Determination Minimum Qualification for Recruitment of Teachers in Schools) Regulations, 2001 (as amended from time to time).

As per the Revised NCTE (Determination of Minimum Qualifications for Recruitment of Teachers in School ) Regulation 2001 as amended from time, to time the required qualification for Primary Teachers are as below.

Pry. Teachers appointed from 03.09.2001 to 26.12.2005:-

i) Senior Secondary School Certificate or intermediate or its equivalent

and

ii) Diploma or Certificate in basic teachers’ training of a duration not less than two years

or

Bachelor of Elementary Education (B. El. Ed)

Pry. Teacher appointed-from 27.12.2005 to 09.12.2007:-

i) At least 45% marks is the Senior Secondary Examination (+2) or its equivalent

and

ii) Diploma or certificate in basic teachers, training for a duration not less than two years

or

Bachelor of Elementary Education (E. El Ed)

Pry. Teachers appointed from 10.12 2007 to 22.08.2010:-

i) At least 50% marks in Senior Secondary Examination (+2) or its equivalent

and

ii) Diploma or certificate in basic teachers’ training of a duration of not less than two years

or

Bachelor of Elementary Education (B. El. Ed)

Such teachers shall have to acquire academic qualification as well as Teacher Training qualifications from NCTE recognized institution by 31.03 .2015, if not already done;

Primary Teachers who have already completed one year PTT Course from State Govt. approved Institutions and subsequently not completed D. El. Ed. Course will have to undergo one year Bridge Course to be conducted by West Bengal Board of Primary Education in NCTE recognised PTTIs by 31.03.2015.

3) Minimum qualification of a teacher appointed on or after 23.8.2010 shall be guided by the NCTE regulation, 2010, which is noted below:-

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 2-years Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known)

or

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and 2-years Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever, name known), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations 2002.

or

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4-years Bachelor of Elementary Education (B. El. Ed)

or

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 2-years Diploma in Education (Special Education).

or

Graduation and two year Diploma in elementary Education (by whatever name known).

It therefore notified that as per proviso to Sec.23 of the RTE Act, those Primary Teachers who do not possess the above qualifications have to upgrade their qualifications within a period of 5 years from the date of coming into force of the Act i.e. by 31.03.2015. Thus all such Primary teachers who do not possess such qualifications are hereby called up to upgrade their qualifications or obtain required training qualification as specified above.

To facilitate such acquiring of higher qualifications or upgrade existing qualification {he State Govt. has already taken up the cause with National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) for providing opportunity to such teachers who need to acquire or upgrade their qualifications as above. Necessary circular in this regard will be issued in due course.

Similarly for those teachers who do not possess the required qualifications will have to apply for admission to D.El.Ed. Course through Open & Distance Learning (ODL) method. The State Govt. has already arranged with NCTE for conduct of such D.El.Ed. Course by the West Bengal Board of Primary Education (WBBPE), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) or National Institute of Open Schooling and necessary circular regarding conduct of such course will be issued in due course.

For the present all Primary Teachers who do possess the required minimum qualification or the required training Diploma need to immediately register themselves with the District Primary School Council (DPSC) for either or both of the above qualifications through a written application in the form annexed with that Notification. The application in the prescribed format need be duly certified by Head of the Institute where the teacher is presently posted.

For the present all Primary Teachers who do not possess the required minimum qualification or the required training Diploma need to immediately register themselves with the District Primary School Council (DPSC) for either or both of the above qualifications through a written application in the form annexed with that Notification. (Corrigendum)

The Last date for such registration with the respective DPSC, is 30.06.2012. Those teachers who do not register with the DPSC for either or both of the courses will be assumed to have already in possession to the required qualification or training. In case such teachers are found to be short of the required minimum qualification as prescribed above may face severe consequences after 31.03.2015, the last date for up-gradation of qualification.

These facilities for up-gradation of Educational qualification or training will also be available to Para Teachers, Siksha Bandhus, Siksha Mitras and other contractual teachers who would like to up-grade their qualifications and training. ‘In this case they may register themselves with the DPO Office in prescribed format annexed to this Notification.

Contractual Teachers now deployed in Secondary /Higher Secondary Schools may apply for up-gradation of their qualification in teacher education to the respective District Inspector of Schools (SE) in place of DPO, SS. (Corrigendum)

This Notification is issued in the interest of and for information of all Primary Teachers in the State who have been duly appointed to any Govt./Govt. Aided/Sponsored Primary Schools in the State.

By order of the Governor
Sd/- Principal Secretary
School Education Department

Notification
Application Form
Corrigendum

Comments

  1. sumana dutta says

    being a pry teacher, now is in d.ed, odl mode. Shall i sit for ssc after this year with my d.ed degree?

  2. mahadev kumar says

    Ami 08/02/2013 tarikhe santali -olchiki knowing para teacher hisebe join kare chi- kabe d l ed trining paba? M p-54.875 / H s-54/ ………

  3. sarmistha mukherjee says

    Gokhale College theke pass kora 2 years PTT (1992-94 ) ke manyota deoa hobe na keno? Certificate-e GOVT of W.B. lekha thaka satteo?
    Amar class mate-ra jara 2005-er aage join korechhe tader 1 year bridge course korte holo na, amake korte hochhe just bcoz amar joining March 2006. At present ami Head Teacher

  4. Utpal Mukherjee says

    I am an Ex-Sergeant of Indian Air Force. I was appointed as primary teacher on 25 February 2010. My educational qualification is Higher Secondary (Science) in the year 1981 with 49 % marks (excluding additional subject Biology). But, this mark will be 51 % on the basis of the marks of best 5 subjects (if Biology is considered as main subject and Mathematics as additional subject). Moreover, I have a certificate which is equivalent to Graduation issued from Indian Air Force. Kindly reply me whether I have to upgrade my H.S. Marks to more than 50 %. Please reply soon. I am in great tension.

  5. Sati Nath Banerjee says

    Govt of India, Deptt of Personnel Cabinet Sectt, New Delhi has recognised “IAF CORPORAL EDUCATION TEST” as Equivalent to Higher Secondary Exam of a recognised Board or Pre-University of an Indian University for purpose of Employment vide OM 6/1/72 Estt(D) dated18 Nov 72 and 15 State Universities have been recognised the Certificate as equivalent to H.S.Exam (Securing 50% of marks in each subject) and authorised to continue higher Study based on this Equivalent to H.S. Certificate). The same is again clarified by the Min of Def and Min of Pers and Trg, Govt of India and written the same to School Edn Deptt (Pry Br.) vide 0515/Gen/DGR/Emp-3 dated 02 Jul 2012, School Edn Deptt or WBBPE has yet not given any reply. (Is Official Policy of Govts, whether It is State or Central (With authority of Ministry) is optional for implementation by another arm of Government?. Repeated request, for making it clear, have been made to all concerned, Incl NCTE, HQs. I request a graceful attention of Min of Def, Min of Home (Dte of Education and Trg), Govt of Pers, Govt of India and Hon’ble Min of Edn, Mr. Bratya Bosu, Govt of WB and NCTE. Otherwise also an EXSM with Matriculation and Minimum 15 yrs of dedicated Service for the country, is given an Graduation Certificate, which is accepted by all the States, U/T of India, Banks , PSUs, Govt U/Takings. Why shall it not work here? once Govt of India also defined to State Govt(School Edn Deptt (Pry Br)) to entertain the eligibility as Graduation). Request, to take a kind concern, to the competent authority.

  6. SATINATH BANERJEE says

    Sir, The ExSM of our country (served for more than 15 yrs or more in IAF, Indian Navy,& army)are given a Certificate of Graduation, which is mandatory to have same weightage as Grdaduation for all the Gp C & Dp B post, wherever the qualification of Graduation is sought for, either by Central,State Govt, Govt undertaking , Banks, UPSC, SSC etc. The Certificate of Gradduation is authenticated with the appropriate authority of the GOI, Ministries of Home Affairs, GOI, Min of Pers, GOI, Min of Def. and moreover The President of Rajya Sainik Board, Vice President of Rajya Sainik Board, Hon’ble Chief Minister are intimated the policy. Recently, In this respect, please refer GOI, Min of Def ltr No.0515/Gen/Emp-3 dt 02 Jul 12012, addressed to School Edn Deptt (Pry Branch).
    Please circulate an authenticated policy in this respect for all concern, with perusal of all policy letters of Central Govt, to avoid the confusions arised, as early as possible.

    • Sati Nath Banerjee says

      Pl. reply and confirm the eligibility of serving Asst Teachers of EXSM, since being asked the same frequently. In this regard please refer GOI, Min of Def ltr no.0515/Gen/Emp-3 dt 02 Jul 12, addressed to School Education Department (Pry Branch). Auth. of Certificates issued to EXSM, who have rendered 15 yrs of Service and having passed some requisite Exam and considered Equivalent to Graduate vide GOI, Min of Pers, ltr No. OM/15012/8/82/(Est(D) dt 12 Feb 86. Please Issue instruction to all DPSCs, S.Is and D.Is. In the letter of GOI, Min of Home clarified all these things to the Hon’ble Governor of WB (The President of Rajya Sainik Board) and Hon’ble Chief Minister of WB (The Vice President of RSB) vide GOI, Min of Home No.36034/5/85-Estt(SCT) dt 14 Apr 87. For Indian Air Force, person who have passed CORPORAL EDUCATION TEST’ in Scheme ‘A’ are Equivalent to H.S.(with 50% of marks) and issued Requisite Certificate to that effect and the Senior Non Commissioned Officer of AF, who have passed Sergeant Education Test, are issued with Certificate as Equivalent to Graduate. Please persue at the earliest.

      • senatanu66 says

        Dear Sir,
        As per “National Employment Service Manual-Vol-II” Sl No-8 of APPENDIX 1(8) at Page-99, clearly says I.A.F Educational Test(for promotion to the rank of Corporal)is Recognised as equivalent to “Higher Secondary Examination of a Recognised Board or Pre University Examination”. But the sad part is that it is “Only for those airmen who are Matriculates and have passed the LAC Reclassification Test and the IAF Educational Test under Scheme‘A’ (Non- Matriculate airmen qualifying IAF Educational Test for promotion to the rank of Corporal will not be eligible for the award of Certificate equating with Higher Secondary /PUC Examination)”. Though the Graduation part in that recent order for ‘up-gradation of Qualification’ does makes a sense! Ex Servicemen of KPSC(i.e Kolkata Primary School Council) are given a waiver in this regard. But, I feel, councils are not appropriate authorities for issuing such waiver. They will have to take clearance from NCTE, which (i.e. that clearance) invariably has to be an order. See here http://www.dget.nic.in/dex/esm/Vol.II-part%20I%20to%20IV.pdf

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