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TRB’s new integrated and interactive portal will be a boon for job seekers

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) has decided to launch an improved portal, which will have high-tech facilities for job seekers in the state.

The School Education Department’s decision comes against the backdrop of several complaints that the existing portal was a one-way system by only giving information about the recruitment drive. Now job applicants can apply online, upload room tickets, and view results with the click of a button.

Apart from the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC), the council is the nodal agency to recruit teachers in different categories in public schools.

Similarly, the board is also responsible for recruiting faculty from government colleges of engineering, arts, sciences, and polytechnics. Furthermore, he assumed the responsibility of conducting the TNTET (Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test) from 2012.

A senior School Education Department official said the TRB, which has an official website, only gives information and notifications about recruitment schedules to job seekers.

“For appointing teachers, conducting TNTET exams, recruiting teachers, etc. were not done in a single online platform like it was done in TNPSC,” he pointed out. “So it was decided to offer fast services by developing a high-tech portal, which will be launched soon. The trial version link was uploaded on the existing TRB website.

The official added that all the links between the websites, including notification, online registration, venue ticket download, latest results, TNTET circulars, latest government orders, do’s and don’ts don’ts for job seekers, document downloads and RTIs and online public grievances have been included on the website.

“Similarly, users need to register and generate a login ID to know the latest information from TRB,” the senior official said.

“The testing of the website will be done to get suggestions and feedback from various stakeholders before officially launching it.”