The Madras High Court Bench here has dismissed a petition seeking to modify a notification issued on Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test (TNTET) and include B.Com. and B.Ed. in the TNTET category for the year 2013 for classes VI to VIII.

Dismissing the petition filed by M. Rajalakshmi, Justice S. Manikumar ruled that an aspirant to a government job has no right to compel the government to include all the educational qualifications in the test for recruitment of teachers.

The petitioner contended that as per the notification issued by the National Council for Teacher Education on June 10, 2011, the TET examination should be conducted for B.A., B.Sc. and B.Com. graduates to take classes for students in classes VI to VIII. The notification issued by the TNTET did not permit the petitioner to attend the examination because B.Com. was not mentioned as a category for classes VI to VIII, the petitioner claimed and moved the court.

In his order, Justice Manikumar noted that the curriculum of classes VI to VIII did not include commerce as a subject.

Therefore, it was the prerogative of the government to restrict the eligibility to the candidates graduated in relevant subjects, he noted and dismissed the petition.