The Teachers Recruitment Board was constituted in G.O.Ms.No.1320, Education dated 17.8.87 mainly to eliminate the inordinate delay in the recruitment of candidates for the post of teachers in Government Schools by the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission and to facilitate the quickening of the process of selection of teachers and posting of teachers in time in the interest of the student population. Originally the composition of the teachers Recruitment Board was as follows:
1. Chairman - In the cadre of Director of School Education
2. Members - In the cadre of Joint Director of School Education
3. Member Secretary - In the cadre of Joint Director of School Education
Later, Teachers Recruitment Board was entrusted to select all the teaching post in Collegiate Education, Technical Education and Legal Education Department. The composition of Board was revised as follows as per in G.O.Ms.No.1357 Education Department dated 26.9.1990.
i. Chairman - A senior IAS Officer
ii. Members - one in cadre of Director of School Education, one in cadre of Director of Collegiate Education
iii. Member Secretary - In the cadre of Additional Director/Joint Director of School Education/Collegiate Education/Technical Education.
The Government has approved Rules of Procedure for Teachers Recruitment Board (TRB) vide G.O. Ms.No.1223, Education (V2) Department, dated 12th July,1988 which has been amended subsequently. Majority of the previous provisions are not related to the Computer Based Test that is currently adopted by TRB. Hence there is a dire need for new Rules of Procedure.
During the Hon‘ble Chief Ministers‘s meeting held on 1.7.2021, it was decided to restructure the office of the Teachers Recruitment Board by introducing standard norms and procedures. Accordingly, a committee to suggest ways and means to improve the standard of Teachers Recruitment Board was formed vide G.O. Ms No. 135, School Education (TRB) Department, dated 20.9.2021.