CHENNAI: The State government will consider appealing against the verdict of the Madurai Bench of the Madras HC that quashed a government order on relaxing minimum qualifying marks for the Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test (TET).
The government will take a decision after receiving a copy of the judgment of the Bench, the Chief Minister’s Special Cell informed a petitioner from Dindigul, who had urged the authorities to appeal against the verdict.
The GO, issued by the School Education Department on February 6, had relaxed the minimum qualifying marks for those from the reserved categories applying for TET. This came three days after the announcement by the then CM J Jayalalithaa in the Assembly, stating that for candidates from SC, ST, BC, BC (Muslims), MBC, Denotified communities and the differently-abled, five per cent relaxation would be given, from 60 per cent to 55 per cent. This, the order added, was applicable to TET conducted in August 2013, too.
But, the Madurai Bench quashed this order on September 25, 2014. Following this, several organisations had urged the State to appeal against the judgement.
In this connection, A Jegan Selvaraj from Dindigul, petitioned the CM’s Special Cell on October 10.