The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 came into force from 01.04.2010.ln accordance with the provisions under section 38 of the said Act., The Odisha Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules,2010 have been notified by the State Government vide Notification No.17291/SME, Odisha, dated 27.09.2010 and it came into force w.r.t 18th October 2010. The said Act proposes to provide free and compulsory education to every child in the age group of 6 to 14 years. The State Government shall ensure good quality elementary education conforming to the standards and norms specified in the schedule.
Recruitment and Guideline for Sikshya Sahayak Teachers in Odisha 2020 (You can read that here.)
Junior teacher Guidelines in Odisha
The guidelines for engagement of Sikshya Sahayak, now designated as Junior Teacher on (Contractual).
As prescribed in the Odisha Elementary Education (Method of Recruitment and Conditions of Service of Teachers and Officers) Amendment Rules, 2014, Elementary Teachers are appointed in the State of Odisha through the absorption of Junior Teachers after three years of continuous and satisfactory service through a committee at the district level.
A Junior The teacher (Contractual) becomes eligible to be a Junior Teacher after three years of continuous and satisfactory service.
The National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE )has revised the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in classes I to V and Classes Vl to Vlll and issued Notification vide Gazette No.158, dated 02.08.2011.
Subsequent Notification vides Gazette No. 246, dated 29.06.2018 by way of amendment to the Notification issued earlier vide Gazette No.21S, dated 25.08.2010.
Guidelines for conducting Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) has been prescribed by the National Council of Teacher Education(NCTE) vide letter dated 11.02.2011, Since passing TET is one of the essential conditions for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in any of the schools referred to in Clause (n) of Section-2 of the said Act. Accordingly, guidelines for Conducting Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test (OTET) has been formulated vide Resolution No. 14302/SME, dated 04.06.2012 and Corrigendum No. 23082/SME, dated 22.10.2018.
Now, the Odisha Government have been pleased to supersede the previous resolutions on Engagement of Sikshya Sahayak, Re-designated as Junior Teacher (Contractual), and Issue the Present Resolution to Engage Junior Teacher (Contractual) through an Online Written Test Instead of Selection on Mark Basis as per the Details Given Below.
1. That all the functions of Elementary Education will be transferred in phases to Zilla Parishad and other Panchayati Raj institutions.
2. That the engagee shall be called Junior Teacher (contractual) and the engagement is co-terminus with that of the Samagra Sikshya Abhiyan Scheme.
3. That engagement of all Junior Teacher(Contractual)s will be made by respective Zilla Parishads on need basis under each category i.e. for Classes I to V and Classes Vl to Vlll under the program of Elementary Education, Samagra Sikshya Abhiyan (SSA) for implementation of the said Act.
Junior Teacher Mode Of Application
ln order to appear the written test for the post of Junior Teacher (Contractual), The candidates are required to apply through online as per the procedure mentioned in the Advertisement to be published before recruitment. The candidate shall have to pay the requisite fee for appearing the said examination as wit! be decided and published in the advertisement.
Junior Teacher Eligibility Criteria.
Candidates Securing Marks as per the Eligibility Mentioned below will be eligible to Appear the Online Written test for Engagement as Junior Teacher (Contractual). The percentage of marks secured by the Candidates in Aggregate out of the total Marks will be Taken into Consideration for Eligibility.
Category -1, For Classes I -V
Category-2, For Classes VI-VIII
(A) Graduation and 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (CT or D.El.Ed.)
Graduation with at least 50 o/o marks and 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed)
Graduation with at least 45% marks and 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard.
Higher Secondary (+2) or it’s equivalent with at least 50% marks and 4-year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B. Ed.)
Higher Secondary (+2) or it’s equivalent with at least 50% marks and 4-year B.A/ B.Sc.Ed or B.A. Ed./B.Sc.Ed
Graduation with at least 50 o/o marks and 1-year B.Ed (Special Education)
(B) Pass in the Odisha Teacher Eligibility Test-ll (OTET-ll)
(C) Candidates Must have Odia as MIL up to Class-X or Pass in Odia Language test equivalent to Matric Standard Conducted or Declared Equivalent by Board of Secondary Education, Odisha.
Junior Teacher Age Criteria.
Candidates shall not be below 18 years of age and above 32 years of age as on the date of publication of advertisement. !n case of ST, SC, Women, Ex-Servicemen & SEBC candidates, the upper age limit shall be relaxed by 05 years, and in case of PwD candidates, the upper age limit shall be relaxed by 10 years. For relaxation of upper age limit to a different category of candidates.
Junior Teacher Selection Criteria.
After the expiry of the last date of submission of the online application form, a list of the candidates for each category concerning their first preference district as submitted by them at the time of submission of the application form will be published in the OPEPA website. Information on subsequent preference districts of each candidate will also be available in OPEPA website.
Online Written Test
An online written test will be conducted by OPEPA/an Authorised Agency as per the syllabus contained in the Advertisement to be published before recruitment.
District wise and category wise draft merit list will be published at the OPEPA website
A draft merit list will be prepared to take into consideration all-district preferences submitted by individual candidates in order of preference followed by merit rank. i.e. for a particular district, after exhausting all candidates having ‘lost preference’ subsequent preferences will be considered irrespective of their merit rank. ln case of tie i.e when two or more candidates obtain an equal score, inter-se merit of such candidates shall be decided in the order as mentioned below:
i) Date of birth (the older candidate will be above other candidates)
ii) Percentage of marks in qualifying examination i.e either Higher secondary (or it’s equivalent) or Graduation. For a particular post, in a category within the district, district preference will be preferred over merit.
Junior Teacher Engagement Criteria.
Junior Teacher (Contractual) will be engaged in each Revenue District by the respective Zilla Parishad by a Selection Committee to be headed by the Collectorcum-Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Parishad as Chairman and District Education Officer, All the Block Education Officers of the District, District Project Coordinator (SSA), District Employment Officer, and the District Welfare Officer as members.
The District Project Coordinator (SSA) will act as Convener of the Committee and shall prepare the draft select list and place the same before the Zilla Parishad with due approval of Collector-cum-CEO, Zilla Parishad.
The final selection will be made by Zilla Parishad within 15 days at the maximum. ln case, the Zilla Parishad does not finalize the select list within the stipulated time, the draft select list submitted with due approval of the Collector-cum-CEO, Zilla Parishad will be deemed to be approved.
The Junior Teacher (Contractual) shall perform the following duties
i. Teaching in the school shall be the main duty of the Junior Teacher (Contractual).
ii. They must maintain regularity and punctuality in attending school.
iii. They must ensure completion of the entire curriculum within the specified time.
iv. They must assess the learning ability of each child and accordingly supplement additional instructions as required.
v. They must ensure a minimum level of learning (MLL) for the students as prescribedbytheCompetentAuthority(School&MassEducation DePartment).
vi. They must ensure at least 90% attendance of the children in respective schools in all Classes.
vii. They shall reduce the dropout of the children in school.
viii. They shall motivate the parents/guardians of the village in which Primary school is situated for enrolment of children within the age group of 6 to 14 years. lt shall be his/her duty to contact parents/guardians in case children fail to attend classes regularly and get back such children to the classes.
ix. They will hold regular meetings with parents and guardians and apprise them about the regularity in attendance, the ability to learn, progress made in learning, and any relevant information about the child.