Special dispensation in teaching jobs for Jharkhand tribesMay 10th, 2008 - 8:25 pm ICT by admin
Ranchi, May 10 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has decided to appoint candidates from primitive tribes as school teachers as long as they have completed school themselves. “We have decided to appoint the candidates belonging to primitive tribes as primary school teachers. The only condition is that the candidate should have Intermediate qualification,” Bandhu Tirkey, state human resource development minister told reporters here Saturday.
He said: “The decision has been taken to bring the primitive tribes in the mainstream of the society and check extinction of the tribes.”
“We are concerned about the declining population of the primitive tribes,” he said.
For the post of primary school teacher, any other candidate needs a B.Ed. degree. The examinations for primary teachers are conducted by the Jharkhand Public Service Commission.
In Jharkhand, there 30 tribes out of which nine are categorised as primitive tribes.
The nine primitive tribes’ population is less than 200,000 in the state. The primitive tribes include Asur, Kharia, Mal Paharia, Saur Paharia and Birajia. Most of the primitive tribes leads nomadic lives.