Screening Test of ReTs on Dec 24

Jammu: The Screening Test of the Rehbar-e-Taleems (RETs) is being conducted simultaneously at Jammu and Srinagar on 24 December 2016.

“In continuation to the Government Order No: 184-Edu of 2016 dated: 24-05-2016, it is hereby ordered that the Screening Test of the RETs shall be held in Jammu and Srinagar on 24 December 2016,” reads an order issued by the Education Department here today.

According to the order, the list of the candidates appearing in the fresh panels and such RETs who are required to appear in the screening test in terms of the Order No: 184-Edu of 2016 dated: 24-05-2016 shall be notified regarding the details of the examination centres, list of documents required to be produced at the time of the screening test and other relevant details by the respective Directorates of Education separately.

“Verification of the documents of the RETs shall be conducted in the respective Directorates of School Education on 22 and 23 December 2016,” the Order states.

Pertinently, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court had in February this year asked the State Government to strictly comply with its judgment about the screening test of ReTs.

The High Court had ordered the government to conduct screening test of those ReTs who have acquired degrees from educational institutions from outside the state, some of whom it likened to “tuck shops”.

To indentify such ReTs, the court had directed Commissioner Secretary Education department to constitute a committee of experts and then conduct the screening test of RETs.

The direction was passed by the court after an applicant for ReT position failed to write an essay on ‘the cow’ and couldn’t solve a class 4 arithmetic problem.

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