CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) has decided to launch an upgraded portal, which will have high-tech facilities for job seekers in the state.
The School Education Department’s move comes against the backdrop of several complaints that the existing portal was only a single-way system by giving information only about the recruitment drive. Now, job aspirants can apply online, download hall tickets and view results with a click of a button.
Apart from Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC), the board is the nodal agency to recruit teachers under different categories in government schools.
Similarly, the board is also responsible of recruiting lecturers in government engineering, arts, science, and polytechnic colleges. Additionally, it took on the responsibility of conducting TNTET (Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test) from 2012 onwards.
A senior official from the School Education Department said that TRB, which has an official website, gives only information and notification about recruitment schedules to job seekers.
“For appointing teachers, conducting TNTET exams, recruiting professors, etc. were not done on a single online platform as it was done in TNPSC,” he pointed out. “So, it was decided to offer quick services by developing a high-tech portal, which would be launched soon. The link of the trial version has been uploaded to the existing TRB website.”
The official added that all the inter-link of websites, including notification, online registration, hall ticket download, latest results, TNTET circulars, latest government orders, do and don’ts for the job seekers, document downloads and RTI and online public grievances have been included on the website.
“Similarly, users have to register and generate a login ID to know the latest information from the TRB,” stated the senior official.
“The test-run of the website will be conducted to get suggestions and feedback from various stakeholders before launching it officially.”