Friday, October 12, 2012

Want to be a teacher? Excel in class XII

Now, a candidate’s marks, beginning from higher secondary level, will be considered for recruitment of secondary grade teachers and graduate assistants — Photo: R. Ragu
Aspiring teachers in the State will now have to start planning their careers quite early.
With the recently revised system of weightage, a candidate’s marks, beginning from the higher secondary level, will now be taken into account for selection and recruitment of secondary grade teachers and graduate assistants.
According a recent government order issued by the School Education Department, weightage will be given to an individual’s academic qualification in class XII, her diploma in teacher education (D.T.Ed), her degree, B.Ed and her teacher eligibility test (TET) score.

Vaiko, MDMK workers arrested for trying to picket NLC office

MDMK leader Vaiko. File photo
MDMK leader Vaiko was arrested here on Friday when he and party workers tried to picket the Neyveli Lignite Corporation office here, demanding that the public sector unit stop power supply to Karnataka, which has stopped release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.

Police said Mr. Vaiko and about 1000 party workers took out a procession and were arrested while on their way to the NLC office.

Speaking to reporters later, Mr. Vaiko slammed Karnataka for not releasing the required quantum of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu as per the September 19 directive of the Cauvery River Authority (CRA), which was upheld by the Supreme Court.

Release 8.85 tmcft of water to TN: panel

Members of the Cauvery Monitoring Committee meet in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo courtesy: DIPR
The Cauvery Monitoring Committee (CMC), at a meeting on Thursday, ordered Karnataka to release a further 8.85 tmcft of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu from October 16 to 31.
According to sources present at the meeting, the CMC said this quantum could come from reservoirs or the immediate catchments below the reservoirs and above Biligundlu (Karnataka’s border with Tamil Nadu).
The CMC considered a report of the Central team that visited both States to assess the condition of crops and water availability.