No value for cut-off marks at teachers' recruitment

24 applicants complaint non-appearance of names

At least two dozen applicants for teaching jobs in the Delhi government schools have alleged that their names do not feature on the merit list despite keeping above the cut-off bar.

Some even said the recruitment agency misspelt names and confused fathers’ names with husbands’ names.

These applicants sat for the Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board-organised trained graduate teachers (TGT) recruitment tests for which the list of eligible candidates came out last month.

But the problem of being shunted aside is unique to candidates who applied twice in 2012 and 2013, Sachin Kumar, an applicant said. A joint test for such students was held in December 2014.
“The DSSSB conducted a joint test for 2012 and 2013 applicants,” Kumari Ritu, another applicant said.

She added that the government had urged the 2012 candidates to apply online after it re-invited applications a year later.

“I was issued two roll numbers. As per the DSSSB’s instructions, I appeared on the basis of my 2012 roll number,” Ritu said, alleging her first name was not printed on the admit card issued to her before the exams.

A former DSSSB official, who was then responsible for conducting examinations, said the problem cropped up as in 2013, the recruitment agency switched from manual to online application process.
“There was a same column for father’s/husband’s name on the manual form,” the official told Deccan Herald, explaining what could have led to the alleged goof ups.

The recruitment agency conducts selection exams for non-gazetted posts (Group B and C) in the government departments, local bodies, public-sector undertakings and autonomous bodies under the government.

The DSSSB secretary, who has received a joint memorandum from the applicants early this month, could not be reached over phone. An email query too went unanswered.

“I need a score of 83.5 to meet the eligibility criteria, but my score is above 92,” Sachin said. He added that the agency has promised to address their problem during candidate verification process next week.

“But we have nothing in writing from them. I was marked absent against my 2013 roll number,” Ritu told DH.

The DSSSB had advertised for nearly 2,700 TGT vacancies in 2013.

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