Nearly 30,000 teachers in Haryana have boycotted the training needs assessment (TNA) examination stating that they have already cleared the competitive exam to get job in the schools, and thus further tests are not required. This assessment test was conducted to determine the orientation needs. On 26th morning, eachers, held protests at examination centers where the test was scheduled to be held. To this protest, state education department officials have commented that the test conducted was not an evaluation examination. The spokesperson from the department added that the primary purpose of the test was to find out the areas where training module can be designed to improve the quality of education.
Vazir Singh, leader, teachers’ body in the state does not agree with this as he feels that the test is an attempt to defame teachers so that authority can replace the regular employees with the new faculty on contract basis. The group feels that officers wish to give contract to private firms or NGOs for teacher’s training but their real agenda is to earn profit.