Patna: The Patna High Court has directed the Bihar government to hold Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) within six months for the recruitment of Art and sculpture (Fine Arts) teachers. The applicants from fine arts category who were unable to apply for the Secondary Teachers Eligibility Test (STET) on technical grounds, will now be able to appear for TET after the court’s directives.

Hearing a petition filed by the Fine Arts Teachers Association on Thursday, a bench of Justice Ajay Kumar Tripathi asked the state government to act in this direction. Petitioner’s lawyer Ashutosh Ranjan Pandey told the court, “No examination codes were issued to the candidates of this category (fine arts) for the TET and STET exams. These applicants were not considered seriously in the advertisement due to which they were devoid of appearing for the test.”

He further added that it is mandatory to recruit teacher of fine arts in every school. 
The court was also informed that there had been no recruitment of teachers for the subject of arts and sculpture in Bihar schools during past two decades.