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SLP filed in Supreme Court against High Court verdict cancelling 10,323 teachers’ jobs in Tripura
SLP filed in Supreme Court against High Court verdict cancelling 10,323 teachers’ jobs in Tripura

Agartala, June 10 (TIWN): A Special Leave Petition (SLP) was filed in the Supreme Court of India on Tuesday challenging a verdict of the High Court of Tripura cancelling recruitment process of 10,323 Graduate, Under-Graduate and Post Graduate Teachers inducted since 2010.

A highly placed source in the civil secretariat confirmed later this evening that a delegation of Advocate General Bijan Das, Law Secretary Datamohan Jamatia and other officials filed the Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court over High Court verdict on teachers’ recruitment. The state government officially announced the decision to appeal before the Supreme Court on May 10.

The petition against High Court of Tripura’s verdict was today filed before a Division Bench of the Supreme Court, the source added.

The High Court passed the order on a series of petitions filed by 58 petitioners who alleged faults in the recruitment process for being denied service in the concerned posts. A total of 1100 teachers were recruited in the posts of PGT, 4617 were recruited in the posts of Graduate Teachers (GT), 4606 were recruited in the posts of Under Graduate Teachers (UGT) since 2010.

The Tripura High Court on May 07 cancelled the entire recruitment of 10,323 teachers in the post of Under-Graduate, Graduate and Post-Graduate Teachers under the Department of School Education. The Court instructed the state government to complete new recruitment process of teachers in accordance to corrected employment policy based on certain parameters and said that all candidates inducted in the ‘erroneous’ induction process could continue service till December 31, 2014.

A division bench of the High Court comprising Chief Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice SC Das ordered the government to start fresh recruitment process soon.

The recruitment of 4,606 Under Graduate Teachers (UGT) earlier this year led to massive uproar from the opposition political parties including Congress, Trinamool Congress, Tripura Progressive Grameen Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). While all opposition parties welcomed the verdict of the High Court, the ruling CPI (M) said that the Court decision was ‘inhuman’ and ‘unprecedented’.




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