3 Aug 2017

HSSC Notice for STET Validity Benefit for All Candidates

HTET/STET Validity & Court Case Order CWP No. 2129 of 2017 (O&M)


There is a lot of confusion regarding the validity of State Teacher Eligibility Test (STET) which was conducted and named later as Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test (HTET). Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) on 03.08.2017 issued a notice for all those candidates who had applied for HSSC Advt. No. 3/2015, 4/2015, 5/2015, 9/2015 & 4/2016 for the post of PGT & TGT regarding Punjab & Haryana High Court Order for validity of STET.

Before this, the Commission sought clarification regarding validity of STET from Education Department, Haryana. Directorate of School Education, Haryana wrote a letter regarding this matter to HBSE. On the basis of input from HBSE, DSE, Haryana clarified the validity of STET Certificate. Here is the key notes of HTET/STET Validity.


Court's Order Regarding the Benefit of STET Validity for All Candidates


The Punjab & Haryana High Court has directed HSSC to consider all candidates for the benefit of STET Validity who had applied for the post of PGT & TGT either they approached to the Court or not in this matter.

Download HSSC Notice regarding STET Validity Benefit for All Candidates (03.08.2017)

Clarification Regarding the Validity of State Teacher Eligibility Test (STET)/HTET

image : Clarification Regarding the Validity of HTET/STET @ TeachMatters

The State Government introduced School Teachers Eligibility Test (STET) vide notification dated 17.04.2008 for recruitment of all categories of teachers and it was made one of the eligibility conditions for recruitment. This notification was further amended on 24.07.2008 and in this notification there was no mention of validity of the STET certificate. Thereafter, for implementing the provisions of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (Act 35 of 2009), the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) vide their notifications dated 23.08.2010 and 11.02.2011 has issued guidelines for conducting the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET). Accordingly, the State of Haryana vide notifications dated 15.07.2011 and 21.07.2011 issued the necessary notification containing guidelines to conduct the Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test (HTET) for various categories of teachers. In both these notifications at Sr. No. (iv), it has been prescribed that the validity period of HTET qualifying certificate for appointment shall be for five years, similarly at Sr. No. (vi), it has been prescribed that validity of already STET qualified candidates will continue for a period of five years (from the date of passing on the pattern of present HTET), instead of unspecified period as per earlier notification dated 24th July, 2008.

The department has sent various requisitions for the posts of TGTs/ PGTs which have been advertised by Haryana Staff Selection Commission in the year 2015. Various candidates who had passed STET examination have filed representation/ writ petitions praying therein that the clauses (vi) mentioned in the notifications dated 15.07.2011 and 21.07.2011 cannot have retrospective effect.

This matter has been reconsidered by the State Government and now it has been decided that the clauses (vi) mentioned in the notifications dated 15.07.2011 and 21.07.2011 shall be construed to be having prospective effect meaning thereby that the validity of such STET certificate shall be upto 20.07.2016.


Note : On the basis of the above clarification, it is clear that STET Certificate validity is up to 20.07.2016 and the validity period of HTET qualifying certificate for appointment shall be for five years.

Download DSE, Haryana Letter to HSSC for Clarification Regarding the Validity of STET (21.04.2017)

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