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With reference to the news item ANHSU serves ultimatum on State Government published in the local media, the Department of School Education, Nagaland issues the following clarifications in the interest of the public.

The requisite qualifications prescribed in the advertisement for the post of Graduate Teacher (Hindi) (reproduced below) are as per the Nagaland School Education Service Rules 2017 and cannot be termed arbitrary.

(i)                 Graduate/Post Graduate (or equivalent) with at least 50%  marks relaxable by 5% in the case of ST/SC differently-abled candidates either in Graduation or in Post-Graduation with Hindi as an elective subject at the Bachelor’s degree level from a recognized university AND

(ii)               B. Ed/B. A. Ed/B. Sc. Ed from any National Council of Teachers Education recognised institution


Nowhere in the advertisement was it mentioned that B.Ed in Hindi (Parangat) alone will be accepted. B.Ed course can either be in English or Hindi for Graduates in Hindi or its equivalent

In regards to the course Ratna, it is equivalent to one language subject in graduation but not equivalent to graduation. Any Graduate with Ratna AND B.Ed is eligible to apply for the post. It is to be noted that those having Ratna alone without Graduation are NOT eligible to pursue the B. Ed offered by NCTE-recognized Institutions/Universities.

In regards to the matter of allowing non-indigenous inhabitants to apply for the post, the decision was taken by the Cabinet to address the shortage of Hindi Graduate Teachers in schools as only 7( seven) indigenous inhabitant candidates were found to be eligible against the 58 vacancies in response to the advertisement dated 16/03/2022. It is to be noted that 24 indigenous inhabitant candidates possess the requisite educational and professional qualifications as per the response to the revised advertisement dated 30/05/2022.