Staff Reporter

TRB wrote to the candidates, stating appointment orders would reach them soon. But, announcement of Assembly elections restrained the previous regime from issuing the orders.

TRB conducted the written test on Nov 6, 2005Subject-wise list of 3, 365 successful candidates released on Nov 26, 2005

TIRUNELVELI: A total of 2,916 teachers, selected by the Teachers Recruitment Board for the posts of Junior Graduate Assistants / Block Resource Teacher Educators, are distraught as the change of government has kept the appointment orders out of their reach.

The TRB conducted a written test on November 6, 2005 to fill vacancies in government schools across the State.

As many as 55,783 candidates took the examinations held for various subjects.

The marks secured by them and the subject-wise list of 3,365 successful candidates called for certificate verification, were released on November 26, 2005.

Provisional results after certificate verification for general recruitment and special recruitment of blind / physically challenged were released on December 30, 2005 and selected candidates were appointed to various schools.

Notification released

In this backdrop, the State Government released a notification on January 20, 2006 for recruitment of teachers to fill 3,177 vacancies, including 16 Junior Graduate Assistants and 3,016 Block Resource Teacher Educators in government schools.

The TRB selected 2,916 candidates based on their performance in the written test held on November 6, 2005.


Candidates in the following configuration were selected: Tamil - 3, English - 379, Mathematics - 1,152, Physics - 477, Chemistry - 472, Botany - 212, Zoology - 208, History - 5, Geography - 2 and Minorities Language - 6.

Confirming their selection, the TRB wrote to the provisionally selected candidates stating that appointment orders would reach them soon.

However, the sudden announcement of Assembly elections restrained the previous All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam regime from issuing the orders.

Inexplicable delay

"Since I received the letter from the TRB saying that I have been selected, I resigned my post-graduate Mathematics teacher job in a leading matriculation school, where I worked for 11 years. The inexplicable delay in issuing the appointment order is agonising and my family is in deep trouble. As most schools have already started their academic year on June 1, I cannot apply for a fresh job," lamented a provisionally selected candidate.