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10323 ad-hoc teachers case now on SC Chief Justice's bench
TIWN Oct 29, 2018
10323 ad-hoc teachers case now on SC Chief Justice's bench
PHOTO : Left : Supreme Court of India, Middle : Supreme Court Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Right : 10323 teachers. TIWN File Photos.

AGARTALA, Oct 29 (TIWN): On November 1st, Chief Justice of Supreme Court Ranjan Gogoi to hear the plea of terminated 10323 teachers case.

Sitting Judge Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud, Udoy Umesh Lalit are the two more judges in the case of 10323 along with Chief Justice in a division bench. 

Tensions have gripped the teachers as only 2 days left that a developmental hearing or the final hearing may be pronounced on that day.

On yesterday, 10323 ad-hoc teachers of Tripura held a meeting at Hari Ganga Girls High School ahead of the hearing.

This uncertainty of the teachers which gripped them since 2014 since High Court terminated them due to irregularities in appointments is still continuing after long journeys till Supreme Court. However, the teachers according to the last development had lost their jobs already on December 31st, 2018 but now continuing on "ad hoc" basis. 

It can be recalled that a division bench of the high court, comprising Chief Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Swapan Chandra Das, had passed then order May 7, 2014 terminating the jobs of 10,323 school teachers after Dec 31, citing irregularities in recruitment and SC has upheld High Court's 2014 verdict.

On March 29, 2017, the Supreme Court also held High Court's order and terminated the teachers. Supreme Court in a humanaitarian gesture to 10323 teachers mentioned that the teachers will continue their jobs till 2017, 31st Dec.

Later with the request of Tripura Govt, the Supreme Court added 6 months of ad hoc basis jobs for the teachers which was to be ended on June 30, 2018.

After Biplab Deb led new Govt came in power it appealed the Supreme Court for the extension of two years more in the ad hoc. Next hearing on that is on November 1st. 

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