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BSEB Bihar Board sakshamta pariksha: Bihar Teacher Competency Test Rules have been challenged in Patna High Court. This application has been filed to declare Rules 3 and 4 of Bihar School Special Teacher Rules, 2023 as illegal, discriminatory, unfair and against Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution. In the petition, the court has been requested to ban the filling of applications for the examination. Besides, a request has also been made through the petition to ban the examination to be held from 26th February. Senior advocate Yogesh Chandra Verma, on behalf of the applicant, said that the notification issued by the Education Department of the State Government on December 26, 2023, in which it has been said to create a cadre and conduct efficiency test, is against the rules. In this manual, every teacher will be given three chances to pass the examination. This is not fair at all.

Online applications are being invited for the examination
Online applications are being taken from teachers for the competency test. The examination will start from 26th February. Competency test is being conducted for 3.5 lakh employed teachers of the state to give them the status of government employees. Those who pass the examination will be state employees and will be called special teachers. Every teacher will be given three chances to pass the examination. It has been decided to terminate the services of teachers who passed the examination on all three occasions.

Teacher will have to fill the option of three districts
Every teacher is also being asked to choose three districts to appear in the competency test. On the basis of the merit list prepared after the examination, teachers will be allotted schools in the choice district. Special teachers will be given pay scale and other facilities on the lines of teachers selected through Bihar Public Service Commission. Besides, they will also be given the benefit of salary protection.

Case will be filed against demonstration against competency test
The Education Department has given strict instructions on the announcement made by the employed teachers to protest against the competency test. The department has instructed the District Magistrates to take other action including registering an FIR against such teachers.
The department has said in a letter to the District Magistrates that as per the information received, the employed teachers have announced to boycott the competency test and demonstrate in front of the Assembly on February 13. Schools are open on 13th February. In such a situation, if teachers leave the school and join the protest, it will be clear that they are creating obstruction in the teaching work in the schools. If any kind of protest program is organized by the teachers employed in your district, then consider it as an illegal assembly under Section 141 of the IPC and take necessary action. Also, an FIR should be registered under sections 186, 187 and other relevant sections of the IPC. Also, the teachers participating in such protests should be identified and strict disciplinary action should be taken against them in the light of departmental rules. Director of Secondary Education Kanhaiya Prasad Srivastava has written a letter to the District Magistrates in this regard.